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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra The Music of Eric Whitacre
Wednesday 31 May 7.30pm Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is thrilled to be joined by Grammy Award-
This ethereal concert, featuring the choral talents of the City of London Choir, includes some of his greatest choral works, such as the groundbreaking Deep Field, which caused a sensation at the 2015 BBC Proms and for which the audience is invited to activate a special mobile phone app during the performance and add to the shimmering tranquillity of his music.
Eric Whitacre Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
City of London Choir
London Symphony Orchestra -
with Lisa Batiashvili 04 June 7.00pm Barbican Hall
LSO Principal Guest Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas returns for the first of two concerts in 2016/17, an all-
After Stravinsky’s lively collection of dance miniatures, the Scènes du ballet, they perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No 1, written during a time of great political upheaval. The Russian Revolution was brimming in Petrograd, but Prokofiev’s work reveals none of the political tumult and instead basks in the atmosphere of the serene countryside that was the setting of its creation. This is at odds with the tortured introspection of Tchaikovsky’s last symphony, the ‘Pathétique’, a work of almost unparalleled emotional intensity and musical brilliance, that ends with a final submission to the inevitability of Fate: ‘it is inescapable and it can never be overcome’.
Stravinsky Scènes de ballet | Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 ('Pathétique')
Rosenblatt Recitals Farewell Concert Nahuel Di Pierro bass Alphonse Cemin piano
Monday 05 June 7.30pm Wigmore Hall
As the last live concert in the acclaimed Rosenblatt Recital series, Argentinian bass Nahuel Di Pierro makes his UK recital debut with a programme rich in baroque music.
To conclude the 2016/17 season, and the last live concert in the series, Rosenblatt Recitals presents the Argentinian bass, Nahuel Di Pierro, accompanied by his regular collaborator Alphonse Cemin.
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