Emilia Hoving in the woods wearing a white shit looking upwards

Philharmonia Orchestra

International Concert Series Fri 23 Feb 2024, 7:30pm The Anvil



£44, £38, £33, £24, £16. Under 25s and f/t students £12 (includes £4 booking fee)

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Lemminkainen’s Return
Violin Concerto no. 1
Symphony no. 5

Performers and Cast

Esther Yoo
Emilia Hoving

Sibelius’ energetic piece depicts the hero of the Finnish folklore returning home after success in battle.

Prokofiev’s violin concerto has the atmosphere of a fairy tale or dream, with the two rhapsodic outer movements divided by a quirky scherzo. The composer’s delicate orchestration is to the fore as the finale evaporates in an iridescent shimmer of sound.

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.

The Philharmonia Orchestra is Anvil Arts’ Orchestra in Partnership.

Cast & Creatives

Cast & Creatives


A real discovery… the audience was dazzled by her performance of Prokofiev
Cincinnati Courier on Esther Yoo

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