Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Wed 28 Nov 2012 8pm
Butterworth Hall: £11.50 - £36, Under 26s £12 (+ booking fee)
Conductor: Rory Macdonald
Musicians: Natasha Paremski - piano, Mike Allen - trumpet
Composer: Vaughan Williams, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Delius
Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Shostakovich – Concerto for Trumpet & Piano
Delius – The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Sibelius – Symphony No.5
“Today I saw 16 swans. One of the greatest experiences of my life. God, what beauty!” From that transcendent vision, Sibelius created the finale of his Fifth Symphony. It’s one of the greatest, but simplest, tunes ever written – and once you’ve heard it, you’ll never forget it. So it’s the ideal climax to a concert that glows with some of the most ravishing sounds in 20th Century music.
Vaughan Williams’ Tallis Fantasia reawakens the spirit of medieval England in music of profound stillness and soaring passion, and Frederick Delius takes a story of doomed love and drenches it in sunset colours. Under the acclaimed young Scottish conductor Rory Macdonald, it all adds up to a wonderfully indulgent evening with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. But it’s not all serenity: with pianist Natasha Paremski and RPO trumpeter Mike Allen, Shostakovich’s zingy pre-war Concerto will go down like a shot of ice-cold vodka!
Conference Room 6.45pm. Tickets £2, Subscribers £1
Ian Maclay, Musical Director of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in conversation with Natasha Paremski.
With a maximum capacity of 2000 standing or 1500 seated this concert hall has an outstanding natural acoustic and is the home of our International Concert Series, as well as the majority of our music gigs and big name comedians. Butterworth Hall has recently had a £6.9 million redevelopment and reopened in autumn 2009 .
Part of Concert Series 2012/13
Past events from Concert Series 2012/13
10 Oct 2012
24 Oct 2012
22 Nov 2012
16 Jan 2013
25 Jan 2013
03 Feb 2013
26 Feb 2013
14 Mar 2013
24 Apr 2013
22 May 2013
12 Jun 2013