On March 30th Alexander Shelley continues his series exploring the works of Sibelius and Prokofiev, this time welcoming the young and dynamic Vadym Kholodenko to join him on the main stage. Opening this concert, the final instalment of the series, is Sibelius’ Tapiola tone poem, evoking the mysterious world of Finnish mythology. Prokofiev’s Fifth Piano Concerto sets a different scene, exuding a boisterous, buoyant and blustering atmosphere. Alexander and the RPO will be joined by pianist Teo Gheorghiu for this concert and two further performances on April 1st and 2nd in Crawley and Southend respectively. For tickets and further details, including information on “Octava”, which is being trialled at the series, please visit the Royal Philharmonic website.
March 30, 2017