Download this event for iCal

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra with John Lill

Repertoire

Stephen Johnson
Behemoth Dances (UK premiere)
Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No. 3
Rachmaninov
Symphony No. 2

Performers

John Lill
piano
Pavel Kogan
conductor

For almost seven decades, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra has been recognised as one of the foremost interpreters of the classic Russian composers. Tonight’s Russian themed concert is led by Chief Conductor Pavel Kogan.

The concert begins with the UK premiere of Stephen Johnson’s short suite based on a character from The Master and Margarita, a classic novel by the Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov.

We welcome back John Lill CBE after his successful series of Beethoven Piano Sonatas at Cadogan Hall, for which he was highly commended by critics. Tonight he joins the orchestra to give a performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, one of the composer’s most popular works – an energetic masterpiece laced with biting wit, romantic interludes and a fiery solo part.

The orchestra finishes with Rachmaninov’s hauntingly beautiful and hopeful Symphony No. 2, an outpouring of passionate emotion into an inexhaustible stream of gorgeous melodies.

Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2015-16.

The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra’s UK tour is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation .

Part of Zurich International Orchestra Series 2015‑16

Basel Symphony Orchestra 1

Ravel's jazzy Piano Concerto with chart-topping pianist Alice Sara Ott, and Stravinsky's sensational The Rite of Spring, under the baton of Dennis Russell Davies.

Basel Symphony Orchestra with Elisabeth Leonskaja, piano

The celebrated Russian pianist performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9. Holst's spectacular orchestral suite The Planets completes the programme conducted by Dennis Russell Davies.

Dresden Philharmonic

Michael Sanderling conducts Rachmaninov's sumptuous Piano Concerto No. 1 with award-winning Russian pianist Andrei Korobeinikov, followed by Brahms' pathos-filled Fourth Symphony with its thunderous...

Mariinsky Orchestra

The acclaimed Maestro Valery Gergiev conducts the winners of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition accompanied by this outstanding Russian orchestra.

Brussels Philharmonic with Aga Mikolaj, soprano

The Polish soprano sings Strauss' radiant Four Last Songs, conducted by Yoel Levi, which is followed by Mahler's ebullient Symphony No. 4 whose last movement features a solo soprano.

Flanders Symphony Orchestra with Simon Callow

One of Belgium’s most distinguished orchestras presents a unique programme weaving music, poetry and human responses to war, including music by Elgar, Debussy and Ibert.

Flanders Symphony Orchestra

The distinguished Belgian orchestra's second concert presents music written for or about Napoleon including Beethoven's Choral Fantasy for piano, chorus and orchestra, and works by Berlioz, Lesueur...

Prague Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven's wonderful Violin Concerto, with soloist Chloë Hanslip, and Dvořák's Ninth Symphony 'From the New World', one of the most popular symphonies of all time.

Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana & Vladimir Ashkenazy

The great Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts Prokofiev's 'Classical' and Mendelssohn's 'Italian' symphonies, and Tchaikovsky's virtuosic Rococo Variations, with cellist Alexey Stadler.

Flanders Symphony Orchestra with Nikolai Demidenko, piano

Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 with renowned pianist Nikolai Demidenko and Beethoven's 'Eroica' Symphony, under the baton of Jan Latham-Koenig. Mozart's Overture to Don Giovanni opens the concert.

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Celebrating its centenary, the orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, with violin virtuoso Henning Kraggerud, and Shostakovich's hugely popular Fifth Symphony. Excerpts from Grieg's Lyric...

Dallas Symphony Orchestra with Imogen Cooper

*We regret to announce that the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has cancelled its UK 2016 tour due to circumstances beyond our control and this performance is cancelled.* Customers will be given a full...

Bruckner Orchester Linz with Melvyn Tan

Closely associated with the music of Anton Bruckner, the Orchestra performs the composer's dramatic Sixth Symphony preceded by Mozart's sunny Piano Concerto No. 23, with Melvyn Tan as soloist. Dennis...

Bruckner Orchester Linz with Melvyn Tan

Dennis Russell Davies conducts Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 and Philip Glass' Ninth Symphony, highly regarded by critics and dsecribed as 'a significant symphony by America’s most significant...

Brussels Philharmonic

Barry Douglas performs Schumann's lyrical and joyful Piano Concerto, framed by Franck's Symphony with its magnificent finale and Fauré's last orchestral composition, the elegant Masques et...

All Events

Next Event: Eric Bibb

Comments powered by Disqus

Ticket Information *

£45 (premium seats), £42, £35, £28, £22, £18

ENCORE Members:
premium seats for £42, £42 seats for £35

Series discounts available – see series page for details

* All orders are subject to a transaction fee, except if made in person. See Booking Information for details, payment methods and delivery options.

Encore View Seating Plan Further Ticket Info

Audio