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Southbank Sinfonia with Vladimir Ashkenazy

Repertoire

Rachmaninov
Vocalise
Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Dvořák
Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)

Performers

Alessio Bax
piano
Vladimir Ashkenazy
conductor

Revered conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy reunites once again with the electrifying musicians of Southbank Sinfonia for a concert of astonishing melodies.

Joining the orchestra at the piano for Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is Alessio Bax, a soloist described by The New Yorker as ‘perhaps the most elegant of today’s young pianists’. Inspired by Paganini’s final Caprice for solo violin, Rachmaninov transforms, embellishes and amplifies the original melody into one of the all-time great works for piano and orchestra.

Bringing the concert to a thrilling symphonic conclusion is Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony, a masterpiece spawned from the thriving metropolis of New York at the close of the 19th century. Written in a city buzzing with new American musical influences, Dvořák blends his love and longing for his native Bohemia with the exhilarating thrill of the New World.

A familiar figure on the podium with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, Ashkenazy champions the talented young musicians of Southbank Sinfonia. This is an orchestra of the most exciting graduates from around the world, joining together to bring fresh resonance to the stage.

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