7:30pm, Friday 20 April 2018
As Hitler’s armies surrounded the city of Leningrad, Dmitri Shostakovich composed his Seventh Symphony. Written for massed battalions of musicians, this is music from the front line – they actually blasted it through loudspeakers at the Nazi forces. Every performance of the Leningrad Symphony is an event, and Peter Oundjian’s performance tonight will make a truly monumental contrast to Scriabin’s lush, fragrant Piano Concerto, played by the ‘awesome’ (Gramophone) Xiayin Wang. If you like Rachmaninov, you’ll love this!
This concert is recommended by Classic FM
Scriabin: Piano concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 7 ('Leningrad')
Xiayin Wang (piano)
Peter Oundjian (conductor)
Tonight's running times:-
Concert ends 9:40pm approximately
Prices £41 | £31 | £23 | £18 | £12.50
Concession and group discounts available
A non-refundable £1.50 transaction fee applies to all telephone and online bookings
Security Measures: Enhanced front of house staff with additional trained security staff will be on duty • No bags or rucksacks will be permitted in to the venue beyond a small handbag • There will be no cloakroom provision for bags and we reserve the right to carry out searches of handbags.