Glorious all-Russian programme featuring the muscular playing of St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
5:30pm, Sunday 29 October 2017
**Please note the change to performance start time and programme**
The St Petersburg Symphony has played a hugely important role in its hometown’s artistic life for decades. In 1988, the Orchestra started its now famous concert series in the Mirror Hall of the glorious Princes-Belozersky Palace in the very heart of St. Petersburg.
For their Usher Hall performance the Orchestra is sure to delight with this powerhouse, all-Russian programme that includes two of Tchaikovsky’s enduringly popular works. Firstly, and arguably the composer’s first true masterpiece, ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and then in the second half of the concert his wonderful Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’ . Memorable melodies abound in both these sumptuous works, but when you combine that with the muscular playing of the St Petersburg Symphony you’re in for the most authentic Russian musical experience.
One of the foremost pianists of our time, Peter Donohoe, joins the Orchestra for Rachmaninov’s ‘jazzy’ fourth piano concerto bringing his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique to the Usher Hall’s Steinway.
Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, ‘Pathétique’ - replaces Manfred Symphony
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.4
Alan Buribayev Conductor
Peter Donohoe Piano
Tickets £34, £28, £23, £17 and £12.50 (Concessions available)
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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.
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