MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture, Nocturne and Scherzo
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No.1
SIBELIUS Symphony No.5
Alexander Shelley Conductor
Teo Gheorghiu Piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by its Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley for a stirring concert in Southend. Opening will be excerpts from Mendelssohn’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s magical A Midsummer Night’s Dream, including the peaceful Nocturne.
The centrepiece of the evening will be one of the most challenging concertos in the entire piano repertoire – Tchaikovsky’s mighty Piano Concerto No.1, performed by Teo Gheorghiu. This sparkling Russian gem blends together Ukrainian folk themes, French song and a grand opening tune to triumphant effect and in 1958 actually became the first piece of classical music to sell over 1 million copies.
Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony opens with a radiant horn call that creates an atmosphere of mysterious beauty which keeps the listener in its mighty grip through this powerful piece.
Tickets: £33.50. Under 16/ Students: £15.50
Group, series and concession discounts available
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