Classical Concerts at Sheffield City Hall
Tickets £21, £19, £16 Students & Under 18's £5 (subject to booking fees)
Thomas Sanderling conductor
Alexander Sitkovetsky violin
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espanol
RACHMANINOV Symphonic Dances
The Siberian capital's orchestra is no stranger to these shores, and Thomas Sanderling completes this season’s exciting trilogy of all-Russian concerts in Sheffield with a programme that opens with Shostakovich’s ebullient Festive Overture, one of its composer’s happiest creations. Alexander Sitkovetsky, a violinist of both brilliant technique and natural musicianship, is then soloist in Prokofiev’s G minor Concerto, with its slow movement of ravishing beauty.
As well as being full of Spanish colours and dance rhythms, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espanol is a study in virtuoso orchestration. So too are Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances. In them, the composer’s rich musical imagination was stimulated by the different phases of man’s life: ‘Noon’, ‘Evening’ and ‘Midnight’. The results are simply stunning.
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Tickets for the Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk (subject to booking fees) at Sheffield City Hall are available online at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk through the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.