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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

When
Thursday May 31, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Where
The Hexagon, Reading
Tickets
£25.50, £22.50; groups 10+ £12; under 18s £6; schools £6; Classical Membership Scheme £12; subscription packages available
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  1. Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  2. Variations on a Rococo Theme in A Op 33 - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  3. Symphony No 2 in D Op 43 - Jean Sibelius

Sombre strings descend into crashing percussion before giving way to the romantic, lilting theme of Shakespeare’s play in Tchaikovsky’s ever popular Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.

Joining the orchestra for another of Tchaikovsky’s great masterpieces is cellist Michael Petrov, who performs the elegant and charming Variations on a Rococo Theme. Technically demanding but light-hearted, the cello solos resonate throughout the piece and are considered to be Tchaikovsky’s homage to Mozart.

Sibelius’s Symphony No 2 evokes the expansive, glacial landscape of his native Finland. From an anguished slow movement to a finale of furious passion, this piece climaxes in a flourish of exhilarating heroism.

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm - The Hexagon auditorium


Venue
The Hexagon
Queens Walk
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 7UA
England
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