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      Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts Swan Lake with Philharmonia Orchestra in Waterloo


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      September 29, 2019

      Sunday  12:00 AM (on various days)

      Belvedere Road
      Waterloo, Greater London SE1 8XX

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      Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts Swan Lake with Philharmonia Orchestra

      No need to choose between a firework display, a night at the ballet, or an opportunity to hear one of today’s top pianists - Santtu-Matias Rouvali rolls all three into one thrilling concert.

      ‘Balletic’ is a word that comes to mind when watching Santtu-Matias Rouvali conduct, and tonight he turns to the quintessential ballet composer, Tchaikovsky. Swan Lake richly deserves its place as one of the most popular pieces in the orchestral repertoire. Conjuring up the grace of the swan-maidens, the terrifying power of the villain who has them under his spell, and the pathos of Siegfried and Odette’s doomed love, this is music that lingers long in the memory.

      Nikolai Lugansky, a pianist who ‘has the Russian sound at his fingertips’ (Financial Times) is the soloist in Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 1. Rachmaninov wrote the first version of this piece when he was just 18 years old. Outer movements already full of his trademark sweeping melodies and fiery showmanship frame a ravishing central Nocturne.

      Stravinsky’s scintillating Fireworks opens the evening. Composed as a wedding present for the daughter of his composition tutor Rimsky-Korsakov, this piece packs such energy, originality and skill into its four minutes that it convinced Diaghilev to commission The Firebird for the Ballets Russes.

      Cost: £58, £45, £36, £28, £19, £12

      Categories: Performing Arts

      This event repeats on various days: Nov 3

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.