Philharmonia Orchestra

Voices of Revolution: Russia 1917

Wed 21 Mar, 7.45pm

The Anvil

  • Tickets: £40, £36, £29, £22, £14; Under 16s and f/t students £10 (includes £2 booking fee). Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day

Mosolov The Iron Foundry
Prokofiev Piano Concerto no. 3
Glière Concerto for coloratura soprano
Suite: The Red Poppy

Behzod Abduraimov piano
Ailish Tynan soprano
Vladimir Ashkenazy

Mosolov’s extraordinary The Iron Foundry is a hymn to the power and excitement of a new industrial age. Prokofiev, like Mosolov, was a pupil of Glière. His best-known piano concerto is a highly effective blend of dynamic pianism and swooning melodies.

Glière was already an established composer at the time of the 1917 revolution, with deep roots in the Russian Romantic tradition. His outstanding use of orchestral colour and expressive melody are shown to great effect in music to one of the first Soviet ballets The Red Poppy, and in the late concerto imaginatively scored for wordless soprano voice.

The Philharmonia Orchestra is Anvil Arts Orchestra in Partnership

Pre-concert Talk, 6.30pm The Forge
Martin Sixsmith (Voices of Revolution series consultant) in conversation with a Philharmonia player.
To book your free ticket please call the box office on 01256 844244.

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