- Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
- Piano Concerto No. 2
- Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)
- Martin Roscoe
- Garry Walker
We welcome back conductor Garry Walker, who leads an irresistible programme of Russian works.
Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is a remarkable composition that fuses contemporary invention with the romantic, lyrical writing of his predecessors. This astonishing 20th-century work features Martin Roscoe, a pianist renowned for his versatility at the keyboard.
Equally as vivid are the contrasts of style and traits within Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony; his final symphonic essay juxtaposes playful central movements with the bleakness that haunted Tchaikovsky’s life so often.