London Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Festival Hall, 18 April 2012, 7:30pm
Schumann Overture, Genoveva
Kalevi Aho Sieidi. Concerto for Solo Percussion and Orchestra (world première)
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Have you ever thought that percussionists stand at the back and only play a few notes at a time?! Think again. Kalevi Aho has writted a brand new piece for solo percussionist and full orchestra to be performed for the first time ever at Royal Festival Hall! The concerto is presented between a very dramatic introductory piece written by a composer called Schumann, telling the tale of a brave knight and his true love; and Brahms’ first symphony, full of music that quickly switches between dark and light, happy and sad.
Royal Festival Hall, 2 May 2012, 7:30pm
Janáček Suite, The Cunning Little Vixen
Dvořák Piano Concerto
Suk Symphonic Poem, Ripening
Cunning Little Vixen is an opera based on a comic book called Adventures of Vixen Sharp-Ears. It was written around 100 years ago and follows the story of a female fox and her escape from the forester who captures her. This work is followed by a concerto for piano and orchestra, with the solo part played by Martin Helmchen. In the final piece of the concert, Ripening, the composer says you will find “all the degrees of human emotion” and he uses the orchestra in different ways to create lots of different moods.
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