BEETHOVEN King Stephen Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.5
Vasily Petrenko Conductor
Nicola Benedetti CBE Violin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Designate Vasily Petrenko take to the Royal Albert Hall once again with a feast of music from composing giants, all recorded within the iconic London venue, and brought directly to the comfort of your own home.
Nicola Benedetti is one of the most sought-after violinists of her generation. Heralded for her captivating performances, she boasts a hectic schedule of international performances, alongside producing award-winning albums, collaborating with artists including Wynton Marsalis, and dedicating herself as a committed ambassador for music education. In this special performance, Nicola performs Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto; a dazzling work that has an enduring appeal with audiences worldwide.
Standing proud between Beethoven and Tchaikovsky is our own musical titan, Vasily Petrenko, who brings his own unique flair to these masterpieces. Beethoven’s Hungarian-flavoured Overture to King Stephen is a fascinating gem that complements his immortal Fifth Symphony, which must surely have one of the most iconic openings in all orchestral music.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the support of Corporate Partner, Northern Trust.