London: Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30

 

Pianist Denis Kozhukhin performs Rachmaninov’s show-stopping Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with all its wit, brilliance and irresistable twists and turns. Also hear Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali – called `the real thing’ by the Sunday Times – conduct Pictures at an Exhibition. Mussorgsky’s masterpiece, orchestrated by Ravel, curates a surreal musical walk around a gallery, journeying past paintings of gnomes with crooked legs; a medieval castle; a ballet of unhatched chicks, still in their shells; the witch Baba Yaga, in the form of hut on bird’s legs; and finally, the pealing bells of the Great Gate of Kiev.

Performers:
Philharmonia Orchestra
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano
 
Repertoire:
Kabalevsky: Overture, Colas Breugnon
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
 
Interval
 
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition orch. Ravel
 
Tickets: £11-£55
Venue: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1

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