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Vasily Petrenko Conducts The Poem of Ecstasy

Part of Associate Orchestras

Intoxicating colours paint inspired works of beauty by Scriabin, Ravel, Debussy and Wagner, in this Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concert.

Vasily Petrenko continues the orchestra’s 2019/20 season with a series of exquisite musical portraits.

Wagner’s Flying Dutchman Overture complements Debussy’s La Mer, which creates a seascape drawn from powerful childhood memories.

Suspended strings create a serene stillness in which the woodwind provides the colour, and rising waves of brass bring the picture to life.

George Li, a musician who ‘combines staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression’ (Washington Post) performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, a piece boasting jazz-like fluidity and vivacity.

Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy is an exploration of the divine nature of creativity itself, using dreamlike harmonies to otherworldly effect.

Its chromaticism and sprawling orchestration, rather than creating discord, blend to create an ethereal ambience in this unique work of 20th-century modernism.

Performers

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko conductor
George Li piano

Repertoire

Wagner: Overture, Der fliegende Holländer
Debussy: La mer
Interval
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Scriabin: Le poème de l'extase, Op.54 (Symphony No.4)

Dates & times

3 May 2020
Approximate run time: 115 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£10 - £50
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Royal Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 or more events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2018/19 season.