Nottingham Classics - BBC PhilharmonicShow dates: Mon 1st January Running time: 120 minutes
Yutaka Sado conductor
Ruth Palmer violin
Big tunes and bright colours dominate this programme from the BBC Philharmonic. Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol sets the tone with gypsy rhythms and fiery fandangos before the passionate violinst, Ruth Palmer, takes on Erich Korngold's 1945 Violin Concerto, a piece that spans both classical and cinematic worlds with its soaring melodies and virtuosic displays.
Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony is the prelude to an epic struggle in which the composer exorcises his personal demons - expect adrenalin rushes aplenty, not least in the finale when Tchaikovsky whips up a storm with a breathless Russian dance.
Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium:
Korngold's Violin Concerto - speaker to be announced.