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John Wilson Conducts Elgar & Korngold

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

The Philharmonia Orchestra performs Elgar’s visionary final symphony, alongside Korngold’s Violin Concerto with Leonidas Kavakos.

Left unfinished at the time of his death, Elgar’s Third Symphony ranks among the greatest pieces of British music ever written.

The sweeping music traces a journey from an opening march through to a wistful dance in its second movement, on to an evocative adagio of searing intensity.

Elgar’s masterful writing speaks directly to the listener: his symphony builds to an emotional climax in the final movement, before fading away to nothing.

Where Elgar’s music formed Britain’s musical heart, Korngold’s bridges two worlds: trained in the European tradition, he found his home in Hollywood.

Virtuosic and playful, but sincere and heartfelt, his Violin Concerto is magic made into music.

Performed tonight by Leonidas Kavakos – ‘superbly articulate and incisive, yet rapturously lyrical’ (The Guardian) – the piece moves through jigs, romances and adventure, all with ravishing melodies taken from Korngold’s own film scores.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
John Wilson conductor
Leonidas Kavakos violin

Repertoire

Barber: Essay No.1, Op.12
Korngold: Violin Concerto in D, Op.35
Interval
Elgar: Symphony No.3 (sketches elaborated by Anthony Payne)

Dates & times

27 Feb 2020
Approximate run time: 125 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Concessions

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 5 events (10% discount); 6 – 8 events (15% discount); 9 – 11 events (20% discount); 12 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season. Please note these savings exclude Christmas concerts (12 & 15 December 2019) and The English Patient (5 June 2020). Not available on Premium seats.