BORODIN Prince Igor Overture
RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.5
Pablo Gonzalez* Conductor
Tom Poster Piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The RPO performs a sparkling programme of Russian gems, including the Overture to Borodin’s opera Prince Igor.
Rachmaninov takes you on a journey of discovery with his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Infusing rich romantic harmonies, plainchant melodies and dynamic rhythms, this work is regarded as one of the Romantic period's greatest works.
What began as one of Tchaikovsky’s most difficult compositions subsequently became one of his most well-known, as the concert concludes with his magnificent masterpiece, Symphony No.5.
*Jessica Cottis who had previously been advertised as the guest conductor has withdrawn from this concert due to illness, we are grateful to Pablo Gonzalez for agreeing to step in at short notice.
Booking fees may apply
Pre-Show Talk 6.30pm - An entertaining and illuminating talk prior to the concert.