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St Petersburg Philharmonic

St Petersburg Philharmonic

Sat 2 February
Leeds Town Hall (Victoria Hall)

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St Petersburg Philharmonic
Yuri Temirkanov - conductor
Freddy Kempf - piano
Anna Devin​ - soprano

Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No 2 Listen
Mahler - Symphony No 4 Listen

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Dan Holden.

The concert will be finished by approximately 9.40pm.

Rachmaninov’s second piano concerto is musical romance at its finest – featuring gorgeous melodies, heart-on-sleeve emotion and dazzling orchestral colour. Few performances of this passionate music can be as authentic as one from an ensemble dubbed the crowning glory of Russian culture, its oldest and most revered symphony orchestra. Taking the Concerto’s spectacular solo role is globally-renowned British pianist Freddy Kempf, a master of the piano who enjoys enormous popularity for his pianistic

Gustav Mahler’s lightest, most joyful symphony closes the concert. The fourth symphony traces a path from the dreamy elegance of its opening to a child’s view of heaven (complete with dancing angels) by way of the contrasting elements encountered on life’s journey. “There is no music on the Earth than can compare with ours,” sing Mahler’s angels – and little can compare with the radiant glory of his rapturous symphony.



A £38.16, B £36.04, C £31.80, D £24.91,          
E £18.55, O £14.31 
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(including booking fees)

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