Philharmonia Orchestra

Sat 30 Mar, 7.45pm

The Anvil

  • Tickets: £41, £37, £30, £23, £15; Under 25s and f/t students £11 (includes £3 booking fee). Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day. Group rate available.

Brahms                     Violin Concerto
Shostakovich           Symphony no. 5

Alina Pogostkina violin
Xian Zhang

Brahms’ violin concerto is built on a symphonic scale, to the point where the original version had the four movements traditional for that form. Brahms replaced the middle two with one of his most beautiful adagios, and the finale is a vigorous Hungarian dance. Arguments continue to rage over the true meaning of Shostakovich’s most performed and recorded symphony, but it remains a work of extraordinary emotional and musical tension, poised on a knife edge between survival and disaster.
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Xian Zhang makes conducting history

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Pre-concert talk, 6.30pm | The Forge
Join Alina Pogostkina in conversation with Victoria Irish, one of the orchestra's First Violins. To book your free ticket(s), please call the box office on 01256 844244.

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