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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Mythical Creatures

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Glinka
Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
Dvořák
Cello Concerto
Tom Coult
Codex (Homage to Serafini)
Stravinsky
The Firebird Suite (1919)

Performers

Cristian Măcelaru
conductor
Kian Soltani
cello

Commencing with a high-octane opening, Glinka’s famous Overture to his opera Ruslan and Ludmila sets the scene before the young and exciting cellist, Kian Soltani, performs one of the great Romantic concertos; Dvořák’s passionate Cello Concerto.

Cristian Măcelaru conducts Tom Coult’s Codex, a piece inspired from the fantastical works of artist Luigi Serafini, it’s a compendium of imaginary animals and landscapes designed to charm and mesmerize the listener.

The dazzling orchestration and fairytale story within Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite (1919) rounds out the 2018-19 season with a breath-taking finale.

Tonight’s concert is supported by Resonate, a PRS foundation initiative in partnership with the Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3 and The Boltini Trust.

Part of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2018-19 Resident Season

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