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Heras-Casado Conducts Russian Classics

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Pablo Heras-Casado presents three vivid Russian works with the Philharmonia Orchestra, joined by one of today’s most exciting young pianists.

From the authoritative unison horns and huge piano chords of the opening bars, through sweeping romantic melodies and moments of intense drama to the triumphant finale, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto is an audience favourite.

This was the piece that first brought Daniel Kharitonov to the attention of a worldwide public, when he played it in the 2015 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition aged just 16.

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is a vivid representation in music of ten paintings by Mussorgsky’s good friend Viktor Hartmann – the exhibition in question was organised after the artist’s untimely death.

Contrasting scenes, from the humorous ‘Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks’ to the imposing ‘Great Gate of Kiev’, are linked by a ‘Promenade’ that leads the listener around this most memorable of galleries.

A book of Spanish folk songs provided the source material for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Rapsodie Espagnole.

As he wrote in his autobiography, ‘According to my plans, the Capriccio was to glitter with dazzling orchestral colour.’

And his plans certainly came to fruition – every section of the orchestra, not least the percussion, has the chance to shine in this swirling celebration.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Pablo Heras-Casado conductor
Daniel Kharitonov piano

Repertoire

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1
Interval
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition orch. Ravel

Dates & times

2 Apr 2020
Approximate run time: 120 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

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

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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.