Royal Liverpool Philharmonic OrchestraShow dates: Mon 1st January Running time: 115 minutes
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Denis Kozhukhin piano
Vasily Petrenko makes his first appearance in Nottingham with his acclaimed orchestra, beginning with La Boutique Fantasque. Originally a set of unpublished piano pieces by Rossini, Respighi's orchestral flair transformed them into the bravura ballet that we know today. Another classic ballet, Stravinsky's Petrushka, displays some of the composer's most evocative and moving music.
Prokofiev's most popular piano concerto was written around the same time as the two ballets and is one of the young composer's greatest achievements. The virtuosic solo part makes great demands of the soloist, and ours is an exceptional young talent; still in his twenties, Denis Kozhukhin is a multi-award-winning pianist whose standout Prokofiev performances have marked him for greatness.
Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium:
Professor Robert Adlington on Stravinsky's Petrushka.
Nottingham Classics - AFTER:Hours
Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin
J S Bach Chaconne from Partita in D minor for solo violin
Causton Fantasia and Air
Ysaÿe Sonata for Solo Violin No. 5
20 minutes after the main performance. Free admission to ticket holders for the RLPO concert on 15 March. £3 for non-ticket holders.
'Extreme' violin from one of Britain's most exciting young soloists, starting with the technical and emotional hurdles of Bach's Chaconne. Richard Causton's inventive showpiece thrills performers and listeners alike whilst Ysaÿe's 5th Sonata is sensuous and pyrotechnic.