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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

'Russian Masters'

Part of the Guildford International Concert Season 2016/17

G Live, Guildford

Friday 17 February 2017, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor Grzegorz Nowak
Piano Alexander Ullman

Borodin Prince Igor Polovtsian Dances
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
Mussorgsky Night on the Bare Mountain
Rimsky Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Khachaturian Spartacus Suite No. 2: Adagio
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of outstanding and powerful classics from a host of Russian masters, including Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. You’ll be riveted as Mussorgsky’s Night on Bare Mountain swirls forth with the instantly recognisable nightmarish qualities that inspired Walt Disney to include it in Fantasia. Packed full of dark and dramatic themes, this piece contrasts Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnole which is inspired by Spanish folk tunes. The concert opens with Borodin’s commanding Prince Igor from his Polovstian Dances, followed by Rachmaninov’s sublime Piano Concert No.2 performed by Alexander Ullman. This quintessentially Russian concert draws to a close with Khachaturian’s Spartacus Suite No.2: Adagio that soars and swells with a Hollywood-esque style confidence and Tchaikovsky’s iconic 1812 Overture. The perfect way to spend a spring evening!

Meet the players!

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a professional musician in a world-famous orchestra? Now's your chance to ask! Members from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be in the foyer from 6.45-7.15pm to answer your questions. It's free of charge and informal, so pop in to say hello!


Tickets: £25.50, £37.00, £40.50, 42.00
Students and under 16s: £12.50
Groups 8+:/subscribers of 3-5 concerts: save up to £6.45
Groups 20+/subscribers of 6 concerts: save up to £10.40
G Live Friends: save £2.50
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Prices shown are inclusive of any applicable booking fees.


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