Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Marin Alsop at Royal Festival Hall – Fanfare for the Common Man & Leningrad Symphony – Renaud Capuçon plays Mendelssohn

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What do you programme with Shostakovich’s epic ‘Leningrad’ Symphony? Since it lasts seventy minutes or longer options are limited. However the presence of cohorts of brass made Fanfare for the Common Man a good choice, then add in Mendelssohn’s evergreen Violin Concerto with a popular soloist.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Pinchas Zukerman at Royal Festival Hall – Beethoven

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The Overture to Egmont is a tricky number to start unanimously, as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Pinchas Zukerman demonstrated. When settled this nominally dramatic opener hung fire somewhat, rather contemplative if musically observant regarding detail and dynamics (typically); short on theatre as the whole was though, it meant that the triumphant coda became more of a Pyrrhic victory.

Virtuoso's visit is a tour de force

HENLEY STANDARD

LAST Sunday, consistent with their adventurous classical music programming, the Hexagon in Reading hosted one of the great London orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic, in its 70th anniversary season — and, in his eighth season as principal guest conductor, one of the greatest violin virtuosi, Pinchas Zukerman.

The Music of John Williams concert review Hull City Hall

ON: YORKSHIRE MAGAZINE

When you host a John Williams concert, choosing which tracks go into the running time is a tricky choice.

Obviously, the main themes from Star Wars, Superman, Jaws, ET, and Raiders of the Lost Ark are high on the list. As are Harry Potter and Jurassic Park. It’s the sort of track list you’d find on ‘Now That’s What I Call John Williams’ Greatest Hits’.

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