Philharmonia Orchestra Gala ConcertShow dates: Wed 30th April Running time: TBC
Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
Vladimir Ashkenazy has been a defining figure in classical music for over half a century. This gala concert features timeless masterworks that have long been associated with him as both conductor and pianist. Sibelius's patriotic Finlandia and Rachmaninov's big-boned second Piano Concerto open this concert, with garlanded pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet taking centre stage.
The second half of this concert celebrates the achievements of the Ashkenazy/ Philharmonic partnership. One of the most notable of their recordings is Tchaikovky's 5th Symphony, whose heroic struggle with the forces of fate has lost none of its compelling power.
Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium:
James Williams, Concerts Director of the Philharmonia Orchestra, in conversation.
Please Note: This concert is not part of the Subscription Series
20 minutes after the main performance.
Free admission to Philharmonia ticket holders.
£3 for non-ticket holders.
Benjamin Ellin conductor
Louai Alhenawi ney (Arabic flute)
Composer Benjamin Ellin conducts this cross-cultural ensemble uniting musicians from across the UK, Syria, Greece and beyond. They'll be performing a colourful programme of new works and adaptations of traditional folk music.