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Vasily Petrenko conducts Elgar’s Violin Concerto

Wednesday 3 November 2021, 7.30pm
Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall

Walton Johannesburg Festival Overture
Stravinsky Petrushka (1911 original version)
Elgar Violin Concerto

Vasily Petrenko Conductor
Ning Feng Violin

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

As part of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s 75th Anniversary London Season, we are thrilled to welcome new Music Director, Vasily Petrenko, back to London’s Royal Festival Hall to conduct a series of British masterworks. Join the journey as we celebrate the themes of freedom, hope and adventure – illustriously explored within the music of some of the nation’s greatest composers.

The RPO warmly welcomes one of the most in-demand violinists of our times, Ning Feng, to perform Elgar’s Violin Concerto – amongst the composer’s most ambitious orchestral compositions. Recognised as being one or the most technically demanding concertos in the violin repertoire, it was clearly a particularly personal work for Elgar, full of sensitivity, passion and emotion.

William Walton’s Johannesburg Festival Overture whets our musical appetites before we hear Stravinsky’s extravagant Petrushka. Stravinsky was in Switzerland composing the music for this story of a hapless puppet’s unrequited love at the same time that Elgar was penning his Violin Concerto in London.

Ning Feng’s total mastery could be seen in the precision and sweep of his bow, and heard in the effortless tonal range, from sweet to sumptuous.New Zealand Herald

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