St George’s Hall Orchestra and Conductor Edward Peak bring you a Matinée Concert of music by some of the best Russian Romantic composers.
No programme of Russian music would be complete without the name of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The opera Eugene Onegin shows Tchaikovsky at his most abandoned and carefree: our concert begins with his Polonaise and Waltz.
There are two offerings from Alexander Borodin. The main work in the concert is his second symphony. This is an ebullient and happy work, full of melody and quirky moments. As with Tchaikovsky, Borodin never shrinks from asserting his Russian origins.
Forever associated with the sea and sailing ships, the Adagio from Spartacus is the offering from Khachaturian. The ballet Spartacus is set in ancient Rome and its lush and glorious orchestration is its main feature.
- Tchaikovsky – Polonaise & Mazurka from Eugene Onegin
- Borodin – In the Steppes of Central Asia
- Glazunov – Scenes de Ballet (excerpts)
- Khachaturian – Adagio from Spartacus
- Borodin – Symphony No 2
Please note, tickets are £17.50 and are available via Eventbrite.
To encourage young music lovers under the age of 16, tickets will be available at the door on concert day for £8.00.