Marin Alsop conducts Shostakovich

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Marin Alsop conducts Shostakovich

Monday 27 February 2017, 7.30pm

COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man

MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.7, ‘Leningrad’

Marin Alsop Conductor
Renaud Capuçon Violin

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Marin Alsop’s first outing in many years at the helm of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra offers a dramatic beginning and end, and a touch of joie de vivre in the middle.

Used to great effect in his monumental Third Symphony, the main theme of Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man is as emotive as it is direct and powerful, evoking the struggle of the Second World War.

Renaud Capuçon poetically performs Mendelssohn’s much-loved work; the most evergreen of violin concertos. In contrast, after the interval, the audience is sure to experience Shostakovich’s despair with Stalin, as it is unleashed in the composer’s magnificent Symphony No.7.

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A conversation with Marin Alsop
Watch two interviews with Marin Alsop as she discusses the works she'll perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


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