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A Tale of Darkness to Light

Tuesday 5 March 2019, 7.30pm

MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni

MOZART Piano Concerto No.9

MAHLER Symphony No.5

Rafael Payare Conductor
Lise de la Salle Piano

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Under the baton of charismatic Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare, Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni foreshadows the drama to come. From its ominous opening to the exuberance and energy of Don Giovanni himself, Mozart’s Overture provides an energetic curtain raiser to the concert.

Followed by beauty, clarity and timeless grace in arguably the first really great piano concerto by Mozart, the acclaimed young pianist, Lise de la Salle, takes to the stage to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.9.

From darkness a lone trumpet call summons forth Mahler’s stormy Symphony No.5, journeying from the tragic despair of the first movement to the triumphant finale via a heart-wrenching Adagietto movement scored for strings and harp.

This concert will be dedicated to the memory of André Previn, former Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1985 – 1992

Ticket information

Tickets: £50, £40, £30, £20, £10

Booking fees may apply

Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
020 3879 9555