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2 May 2013 19:30

Jakub Hrůša conducts in London

This concert led by Czech conductor, Jakub Hrůša, who was named by Gramophone in 2011 as one of ten conductors “on the verge of greatness”, presents works by Alexander Scriabin, Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Prokofiev. Czech Centre subscribers can receive a 25% discount on all price bands.

Jakub Hrůša - conductor
Frank Peter Zimmermann - violin
Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Voices

SCRIABIN Reverie
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1
PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky

 

Following a trip to the USA in 1938, which included a visit to Hollywood to study the techniques of composing for film, Prokofiev was approached by the Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein to make a fiercely patriotic film. The collaboration was a perfect match. For the concert hall Prokofiev rearranged his soundtrack as a dramatic cantata, sung here by the Philharmonia Voices. 

The concert is led by Czech conductor, Jakub Hrůša, named by Gramophone in 2011 as one of ten conductors “on the verge of greatness”.

Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto, performed by Frank Peter Zimmerman, has darker connections with the Soviet Union. It had to be hidden away until after Stalin’s in 1953 for fear of reprisals from the Soviet Thought Police.

For more information visit www.philharmonia.co.uk

Tickets £9-£40

To book tickets call 0800 652 6717


Special offer: Czech Centre Subscribers can receive a 25% discount on all price bands

Venue:

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Date

2 May 2013 19:30

Organizer:

Philharmonia Orchestra


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