BORODIN Overture: Prince Igor
RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.5
Jessica Cottis Conductor
Tom Poster Piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Led by conductor Jessica Cottis, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents a sparkling evening of Russian gems. The concert opens with the Overture to Borodin’s much-loved opera Prince Igor, followed by a journey of discovery with Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; a piece that infuses 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.
FREE: Pre-concert talk at 6:30pm with conductor Jessica Cottis and Venue Manager David Mansfield at Wycombe Swan.