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Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk

Thomas Sanderling & Alexander Sitkovetsky
  • Friday 10 May
    7.00 – 9.00pm
Ticket typeCost
Under 18's£5.60
Student£5.60
Adult (Price Zone A)£23.52
Adult (Price Zone B)£21.28
Adult (Price Zone C)£17.92

All-Russian concert opening with Shostakovich’s ebullient Festive Overture

The Siberian capital's orchestra is no stranger to these shores, and Thomas Sanderling completes this season’s exciting trilogy of all-Russian concerts with a programme that opens with Shostakovich’s ebullient Festive Overture, one of its composer’s happiest creations. Alexander Sitkovetsky, a violinist of both brilliant technique and natural musicianship, is then soloist in Prokofiev’s G minor Concerto, with its slow movement of ravishing beauty.

As well as being full of Spanish colours and dance rhythms, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espanol is a study in virtuoso orchestration. So too are Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances. In them, the composer’s rich musical imagination was stimulated by the different phases of man’s life: ‘Noon’, ‘Evening’ and ‘Midnight’. The results are simply stunning.

Performers

Thomas Sanderling (conductor) and Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin)

Programme

  • Shostakovich: Festive Overture
  • Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espanol
  • Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

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