WAGNER Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1
ELGAR Cello Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.7
Jac van Steen Conductor
Raphael Wallfisch Cello
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
In this concert, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra delves into pure orchestral emotion, beginning with Wagner’s Prelude to Act 1 from his Romantic opera Lohengrin. This piece is framed by shimmering violins that evoke a delicate loveliness to match the fairy-tale element to the opera.
Cellist Raphael Wallfisch takes centre stage for a performance of Elgar’s rich and noble masterpiece, his Cello Concerto. Considered to be the last great flowering of Elgar’s genius, the Concerto sweeps with melodic, autumnal beauty and remains one of the greatest examples of English music to date.
Closing the concert will be Beethoven’s stirring Symphony No.7; a wonderful blend of orchestral gravitas and swelling tunes which are used to great effect in the film The King’s Speech.
Tickets: £41, £32, £28, £25, £15
Under 16s, student and group discounts available
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