In its Icons Rediscovered series, linking works by two late romantics – Sergei Rachmaninov and Edward Elgar – the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra showed its mettle. The orchestra’s game has been lifted to new levels by the arrival of Vasily Petrenko as music director. In Rachmaninov’s mighty Symphony No 2, the strings were precise and unanimous. Balance across every section of the orchestra was ideal. ★★★★ The Guardian
On Thursday 8 February the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed the latest concert in our Icons Rediscovered series in Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall with Music Director Vasily Petrenko, dedicated to the music of two icons of late Romanticism, Sir Edward Elgar and Sergei Rachmaninov.