Sat 11 May
Leeds Town Hall (Victoria Hall), Leeds Town Hall
Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk
Thomas Sanderling - conductor
Sergei Redkin - piano
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol Listen
Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Listen
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No 6 (Pathétique) Listen
Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by Steve Muir.
The concert will be finished by approximately 9.40pm.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s fiery Capriccio Espagnol is a brilliant fifteen minutes of passionate music with
explosive percussion. Rachmaninov’s immensely popular Rhapsody is filled with strong Romantic sweeps. A set of 24 fiendishly difficult variations for piano and orchestra – played here by Sergei Redkin, bronze medal winner at the XV International Tchaikovsky competition (2015).
Tchaikovsky’s greatest symphony, possibly his greatest work, the ‘Pathétique’ (Passionate) is one of the defining sounds of the Romantic period. The composer proclaimed it his most sincere composition, one which would strike terror into
the souls of listeners.
From Russia’s third most populous city, the Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk is led by Thomas Sanderling. The orchestra – considered one of the finest in all Russia – presents a programme of monumental Russian music.
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)