classical music

Fantasy and Fairy Tales

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

This event has been cancelled as we are currently closed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Enjoy an all-Russian musical storytelling with Jakub Hruša and the Philharmonia Orchestra, joined by world-leading cellist Steven Isserlis.

One of the most distinguished musicians active today, Steven Isserlis is loved by audiences across the world.

A lifelong ambassador for music, he has devoted his life to his instrument as well as supporting musical education for all.

This afternoon, he performs a heartfelt piece well suited to his graceful style – Kabalevsky’s Second Cello Concerto grows from a delicate beginning into a warm musical embrace.

One of the best-loved pieces of orchestral music, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade tells the magical tale of the learned princess who uses her storytelling wit to outsmart the murderous sultan.

Heavy brass signal his arrival, while her theme is an intoxicating melody for solo violin that grows across the orchestra as we become drawn into her tales – of Sinbad’s fantastical voyages, of a young prince and princess brought together by the power of two genies, and many more.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Jakub Hrůša conductor
Steven Isserlis cello

Repertoire

Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bare Mountain (vers. orig.)
Kabalevsky: Cello Concerto No.2, Op.77
Interval
Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade

Dates & times

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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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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. This discount is not available on Premium seats or on the Philharmonia’s Christmas concerts on 12 and 15 December 2019.

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.