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Sunday Classics: Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk

Powerhouse all-Russian programme including Rachmaninov’s tender Paganini Rhapsody

3:00pm, Sunday 12 May 2019

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YouTube sensation Valentina Lisitsa is nothing less than a modern marvel. A brilliant pianist of the Russian old school who plays with fiery intensity and profound insight. And a musical evangelist who has taken classical music to millions through her online videos. No wonder she’s in demand right across the world: her unprecedented global stardom is matched by her breathtaking playing.

Lisitsa has long adored the romance and power of Rachmaninov, and following her electrifying performance of his Third Piano Concerto at the Usher Hall in 2018, she makes a welcome return with the passionate Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – Rachmaninov at his tenderest, and his wittiest.

She’s joined by the remarkable Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk, Russia’s third largest city. Considered cultural ambassadors for Siberia, and for the whole of Russia, they are directed by Principal Conductor Thomas Sanderling, himself from an eminent musical lineage.

After the interval, join Sanderling and his orchestra to discover the kaleidoscopic wonders of Mussorgsky’s spectacular Pictures at an Exhibition. Expect to meet gnomes, chicks chirruping inside their eggs, and a terrifying Russian witch, and to voyage from skeleton-strewn catacombs to one of the glories of Russian architecture.

To open the concert, an explosion of Spanish colour in Rimsky-Korsakov’s sparkling showpiece Capriccio espagnol.

Running order

Door time:2:00pm

Programme:

Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk

Thomas Sanderling  Conductor

Valentina Lisitsa  Piano

 

Rimsky-Korsakov  Capriccio espagnol

Rachmaninov  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Mussorgsky  Pictures at an Exhibition

Prices

£35 | £29 | £24 | £18 | £13.50

Concessions available

Early Bird Offer: Book 5 or more concerts in the same transaction for the Sunday Classic Season 2018-19 season before 5pm on the 20th August and you will be eligible for £5.00 off top two ticket prices. (Offer subject to availability) 

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