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Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
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Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

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Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Pietari Inkinen - conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason - cello

Rautavaara - In the Beginning
Elgar - Cello Concerto Listen
Takemitsu - Requiem for Strings Listen
Sibelius - Symphony No 2 Listen

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by George Kennaway.

The concert will be finished by approximately 9.40pm.

The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra performs under the baton of one of today’s most celebrated
and exciting figures, Pietari Inkinen.

Rautavaara’s final orchestral work is a surprising concert opener. “The orchestral strings are so dense, so intricately interwoven… that it could last forever” (Saarbrüker Zeitung). Takemitsu’s potent Requiem is a moving tapestry of the composer’s experiences of the Second World War.

Perhaps the most famous cello concerto ever written, Elgar’s last great work is an emotive and mournful piece. Here the soloist is Sheku Kanneh- Mason, the highest charting cellist in history and an international star after performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The concert comes to a joyful conclusion with the rousing optimism of Sibelius’ second symphony. One of the composer’s most popular works – an epic, pulsating and elemental score.


PRICES:

A £38.16, B £36.04, C £31.80, D £24.91,          
E £18.55, O £14.31 
Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off
(including booking fees)

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  • Sibelius is so concentrated and exact. With Sibelius you feel that if one drop touches your skin it would burn right through to the bone.
    Simon Rattle on Sibelius