Royal Philharmonic Orchestra September 2017
Symphony No.1, ‘Classical’
Piano Concerto No.1
Prokofiev’s lyrical Classical Symphony, one of the most popular and accessible works of the 20th century, opens the new Concert Series at Cheltenham Town Hall in energetic and inviting fashion.
The evening’s centrepiece is one of the most challenging concertos in the repertoire – Tchaikovsky’s mighty B flat minor Piano Concerto, performed by Dublin-born Finghin Collins. This sparkling Russian gem blends Ukrainian folk themes, French song and a grandiose and much-loved opening melody to triumphant effect, and was the first classical recording ever to sell over 1 million copies.
Dvořák’s Symphony No.7 perfectly balances dramatic power and irresistible exuberance. With its arresting opening, gorgeous slow movement, dancing Scherzo and thrilling Finale, it is one of the greatest pieces Dvořák ever wrote.
Pre-Concert Talk (6.30pm to 7pm): Presented by a member of the RPO team.
Free entry using your ticket for the concert.
Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.
Part of the 2017-18 Cheltenham Concert Series.
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