• Russian Passion

  • Sun, 19-05-2019 at 14:30
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
    Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
    L1 9BP Liverpool
Russian Passion - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic - Liverpool

Tchaikovsky Cossack Dance from MazeppaProkofiev Sinfonia Concertante for cello and orchestraGlazunov Raymonda, ExcerptsKhachaturian Spartacus, SuiteVasily Petrenko conductorAlban Gerhardt celloHeroic gladiators, tragic lovers, fairytale princesses and Cossack riders: when you hear the music of the Russian ballet, it’s like stepping into a fabulous storybook. Vasily Petrenko adores it, and this afternoon he takes us from the Imperial splendour of Glazunov’s Raymonda to the hard-hitting action and soaring romance of Khachaturian’s Spartacus – plus a brilliant little vodka-shot of an opener from Tchaikovsky (it’s got snow on its boots). But at the heart of this concert is the bold, passionate poetry of Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante: a truly epic cello concerto, played by a truly great cellist.£15, £21, £27, £35, £45