GLINKA Ruslan and Ludmila Overture
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
TOM COULT Codex (Homage to Serafini)
STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (1919)
Cristian Măcelaru Conductor
Kian Soltani Cello (RPO Artist in Residence 2019)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Commencing with a high-octane opening, Glinka’s famous Overture to his opera Ruslan and Ludmila sets the scene before the young and exciting Deutsche Grammophon artist, cellist Kian Soltani, performs one of the great Romantic concertos; Dvořák’s passionate Cello Concerto. Cristian Măcelaru conducts Tom Coult’s Codex, a piece inspired from the fantastical works of artist Luigi Serafini, it’s a compendium of imaginary animals and landscapes designed to charm and mesmerize the listener. The dazzling orchestration and fairytale story within Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite (1919) rounds out the 2018–2019 season with a breath-taking finale.
Tonight’s concert is supported by Resonate, a PRS Foundation initiative in partnership with the Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3 and The Boltini Trust.
Tickets: £40, £32.50, £25, £15
Booking fees may apply