classical music
classical music

Revolution in the Head

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Shostakovich’s Symphony No.11, inspired by the Russian revolution, is played with fervour by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

January 1905: Russia teeters on the brink of revolution, and as crowds fill St Petersburg’s Palace Square, great and terrible events are about to unfold.

With its revolutionary songs and clanging alarm bells, Shostakovich’s massive 11th Symphony has the immediacy of a great film score, but charged with massive – and tragic – symphonic power.

It’s hard to match that, but tonight Peter Donohoe and Vladimir Jurowski give a rare London performance of John Foulds’s breathtaking Dynamic Triptych.

A dizzying fusion of Indian philosophy and Jazz Age verve, huge in scale and volcanic in energy, it’s arguably Britain’s greatest 20th-century piano concerto you’ve never heard.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Peter Donohoe piano

Repertoire

Foulds: Dynamic Triptych for piano & orchestra
Interval
Shostakovich: Symphony No.11 in G minor (The Year 1905)

Dates & times

11 Dec 2019
Approximate run time: 120 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£14 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Concessions

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 4 events (10% discount); 5 – 7 events (15% discount); 8 – 10 events (20% discount); 11 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season.