- Francesca da Rimini
- Cello Concerto No. 1
- Symphony No. 4
- Yuri Simonov
- Guy Johnston
The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra was established after the Second World War by the Russian government and continues to amaze audiences with its performances with highly acclaimed conductors and soloists. This evening Guy Johnston is the soloist performing Shostakovich’s demanding First Cello Concerto – a highly virtuosic piece with an astonishing cello cadenza that stands as a movement in itself.
The programme includes two of Tchaikovsky’s most bold and intensely felt works, both full of drama and anguish and often performed together. The huge sound of a Russian orchestra playing Russian works that are in its blood promises an exhilarating evening.
Please note the change of soloist from the original concert listing. Julian Lloyd Webber has sadly announced that he has been forced to stop playing due to health issues.
Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2013-14.
From 6.30pm: free pre-concert music in the Culford Room
The Rumore Quartet performs Joseph Horowitz’s Quartet No. 5 and Haydn’s Quartet in D, Op. 20 No. 4.