Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2018
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
The Holberg Suite (1884), a vivacious work for strings in five movements (Introduction and four dances), provides the perfect opener to our 2018-19 Series. An early essay in neoclassicism, it echoes music from 100 years earlier, but with Grieg’s added verve and Scandinavian melodic style.
Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody… is a journey of discovery, infusing rich harmonies, plainchant melodies and dynamic rhythms. It also includes the famous ‘18th Variation’, which has become a popular classic in its own right.
Our opening night comes to a rousing close with Tchaikovsky’s epic 4th Symphony, a wild and powerful journey from darkness to light.
There is no Pre-Concert Talk before tonight’s performance.
Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.
Part of the 2018-19 Cheltenham Concert Series.
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