- Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
- Violin Concerto
- Symphony No.5
- Martyn Brabbins
- Jan Mráček
Debussy’s symphonic poem tells the tale of a mythical faun, playing his pipes alone in the woods. From the dreamy opening flute tune, the sleepy calm of an afternoon in the forest is evoked through smooth melodies and almost improvisatory passages.
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, meanwhile, bridges the gap between Classical and Romantic concerto styles with elegance and wit, culminating in a zesty and spirited finale.
This summer concert concludes with Shostakovich’s imposing Fifth Symphony: filled with wonderful melodies and stirring rhythms, it bursts with power and rebellious beauty.
6.15pm: RPO Preludes – Prokofiev & Berio
Members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform Prokofiev’s Quintet, Op. 39, scored for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass, and Berio’s Sequenza V for solo trombone. Tickets/More info