The Italian Job | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Italian Job | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 19:30

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gives a big welcome back as Orchestra in Partnership at Fairfield Halls in Croydon, where the RPO has been entertaining audiences with incredible orchestral music for many decades, and opens its new 2019-20 Season in spectacular style.

Rossini’s illustrative Overture from L'Italiana in Algeri, with its unwinding, energetic energies is contrasted by Martucci, whose Notturno has a wholly different Italian flavour in its exquisite elegance. Closing the first half is Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1 with Italian soloist Francesco Dego, a work that unleashes the full spectrum of the instrument and to this day is one of the most popular works in the violin repertoire.

Beethoven’s Symphony No 3 is considered by many – including the composer himself – to be his greatest symphony. The passionate fervour of its composition shows itself from the audacious opening movement, and the symphony’s complex ideas never fail to find emotional weight in the masterstrokes of a fiery young genius who began to define what it meant to be a Romantic.

Overture from L'Italiana in Algeri, 'The Italian Girl in Algiers'
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Symphony No 3 in E flat, 'Eroica'
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)


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Park Lane
Croydon CR9 1DG
United Kingdom
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