• Russian Heroes

  • Thu, 16-05-2019 at 19:30
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
    Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
    L1 9BP Liverpool
Russian Heroes - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic - Liverpool

Kabalevsky Overture, Colas BreugnonProkofiev Sinfonia Concertante for cello and orchestraShostakovich The Age of Gold, SuiteKhachaturian Spartacus, SuiteVasily Petrenko conductorAlban Gerhardt cello‘Football is the ballet of the masses’ said Dmitri Shostakovich, and you won’t find anyone here disagreeing. But whatever your team allegiances, this concert is packed with tunes that everyone can cheer – whether Shostakovich’s outrageously tuneful football ballet The Age of Gold, the physical comedy of Kabalevsky’s Colas Breugnon, or the hard-hitting action and soaring romance of Khachaturian’s Spartacus. It’s another zinger of a concert from Vasily Petrenko’s native Russia – with, at its heart, Alban Gerhardt’s performance of Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante. Because a truly epic cello concerto demands a truly great cellist.£15, £21, £27, £35, £45