BRAHMS Tragic Overture
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No.3
DVORÁK Symphony No.8
Join us for the 70th Birthday Celebration of acclaimed British pianist John Lill, performing Rachmaninov’s passionate Piano Concerto No.3. Writing about one of Lill’s performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Independent declared that the pianist is ‘still a majestic presence... one was immediately drawn in by the unforced, unselfconscious beauty of the sound.’ The Tragic Overture by Brahms was written when the composer was on holiday, expressing what he described as his ‘melancholy nature’. The result is a work full of tempestuous drama and wistful lyricism. Dvorák’s Eighth Symphony is one of his most exuberant works, drawing on Bohemian folk music for inspiration.
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