GLINKA Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No.5
Martyn Brabbins Conductor
Jan Mráček Violin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Glinka’s Overture to his operatic masterpiece, Ruslan and Lyudmila, is full of upbeat exuberance and warm lyricism, making it the perfect opener to this exciting final concert of the Series. Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, meanwhile, is a masterpiece of the genre, bridging the gap between Classical and Romantic concerto styles with elegance and wit, and culminating in a zesty finale that fully explores the instrument’s range.
Cheltenham's 2016–17 Classical Series concludes with Shostakovich’s imposing Fifth Symphony. Filled with wonderful melodies and stirring rhythms, it bursts with power and rebellious beauty. Writing under Stalin’s constricting Soviet regime, Shostakovich created a blend of satire and submission that intrigues audiences to this day.
Tickets: £33.50, £28.50, £17.50, £13.50
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