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Alexander Shelley conducts the Roaring Twenties

Wednesday 16 March 2016, 7.30pm

BERNSTEIN Candide Overture

IBERT Divertissement

PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No.1

PORTER Selection from Cole Porter

PROKOFIEV The Love for Three Oranges: Symphonic Suite

Alexander Shelley Conductor 
Kim Criswell Vocalist
Alexandra Soumm Violin

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Part of the From Paris to New York series

Led and curated by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Associate Conductor Alexander Shelley, this concert explores the light-hearted side of the roaring twenties. Brimming with humour and sprinkled with wit, this concert brings together pieces such as the Symphonic Suite from Prokofiev’s absurd fantasy-opera The Love for Three Oranges, the Overture to Bernstein’s comic operetta Candide and Ibert’s cheekily fast and furious Divertissement.

Joined by Alexandra Soumm, a ’23 year old who delivers playing of astonishing power from a slight frame in a way that seems to defy nature,’ the Orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1. Coloured by a magical, fairytale like quality, this piece is notable for its constraint and lyricism. Closing this concert will be a delightful selection from the father of the Broadway stage Cole Porter.

Ticket information

Tickets : £30, £28, £25, £19, £12

Groups, under 18s, school and subscription discounts available

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Fairfield Halls
Park Lane
020 8688 9291