RCM Symphony Orchestra: Voice of Revolution
26 Thursday 26th October

RCM Symphony Orchestra: Voice of Revolution

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Price: Rear or side stalls1: GBP 5, Rear or side stalls2: GBP 10, Rear or side stalls3: GBP 15, Rear or side stalls4: GBP 20, Rear or side stalls5: GBP 25, Front stalls6: GBP 15, Front stalls7: GBP 20, Front stalls8: GBP 25.
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The talented young musicians of the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra perform early works by Russian composers.

Performers:
- Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra.
- Daniel Kharitonov piano.
- Vladimir Askenazy conductor.

Repertoire:
- Shostakovich Festive Overture.
- Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no 1 in F sharp minor op 1.
- Kabalevsky The Comedians suite op 26.
- Shostakovich Symphony no 1 in F minor op 10.

The RCM Symphony Orchestra returns to London's Royal Festival Hall to perform an all-Russian programme under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy, in the centenary of the Russian Revolution.

"My music is a product of my temperament and so it is Russian music." So said Rachmaninov of his compositional style, whose First Piano Concerto reflects all the youthful freshness of a student composer. Similarly written whilst studying, Shostakovich's symphonic masterpiece arguably remains one of the finest first symphonies ever composed, gaining worldwide recognition after its premiere.

Performed alongside these works is Kabalevsky's The Comedians suite. Kabalevsky focused on writing lighter music for children – his playful and mischievous suite portrays a whimsical group of travelling entertainers.

This concert is part of the Philharmonia Orchestra's Voices of Revolution: Russia 1917 series.

Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Music.

Sub-Categories: Live Music.

Artists / Speakers: Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Kharitonov, Vladimir Askenazy, Royal College of Music.

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