St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

Sun 3 Feb, 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

Mussorgsky Dawn on the Moscow River
Shostakovich Violin Concerto no. 1
Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 5

Sergei Dogadin violin
Yuri Temirkanov

The peaceful and evocative prelude to Mussorgsky’s opera Khovanshchina belies the powerful drama in the opera that follows. Shostakovich’s is one of the finest twentieth century violin concertos. Its four movements include a hushed and poignant nocturne, an imaginative passacaglia – variations over a repeated bass line – and an unstoppable finale. Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony was composed on his return to Russia in 1888 after a successful European concert tour. The waltz feel of much of the first movement foreshadows the waltz which takes the place of the usual scherzo. The slow movement is pure melody, while the finale is a burst of power and orchestral colour.

Pre-concert Talk, 6.30pm The Forge
Join Jonathan James in conversation.
To book your free ticket(s), please call the box office on 01256 844244

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