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Tadaaki Otaka conducts Walton

Tuesday 6 June 2017, 7.30pm

ELGAR Froissart Overture

TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No.2

WALTON Symphony No.1

Tadaaki Otaka Conductor
John Lill Piano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Inspired by Wagner’s famous Die Meistersinger, Elgar’s large-scale Froissart Overture (brimming with heroism and grandeur) opens the final concert of our 2017 series.

Tchaikovsky’s profound melodic gift, exuberant orchestral imagination and unequalled ability to strike right to the core of human emotion have impressed and inspired for generations. His Second Piano Concerto is a gem of the Romantic era, particularly when performed by John Lill – praised for his sensitivity and unpretentious performance style.

Rounding out the concert is Walton’s Symphony No.1; he wanted to blow his contemporaries out of the symphonic water, and with this volcanic eruption of dark, sensual power, he did just that.


Ticket information

Tickets: £50, £40, £30, £20, £10

Booking fees may apply

Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
020 3879 9555
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