Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 19:30

This concert opens with the charming Overture to Weber’s opera Euryanthe followed by Martucci’s lush and pensive Notturno. Guaranteed to tug at the heart strings, Martucci’s stand-alone piece is the epitome of Romanticism, with its yearning melodic lines and luxurious orchestration.

Although the name Shostakovich prompts memories of angst-ridden, defiant works, his Piano Concerto No 2 is a gloriously free, wistful creation. Its famous second movement is especially sublime, setting the scene for the cheeky and energetic movement that follows.

Dvorák’s Symphony No 7 perfectly balances dramatic power and irresistible lyricism. With its arresting opening, gorgeous slow movement, dancing Scherzo and thrilling Finale, this is one of the greatest pieces Dvorák ever wrote.

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm - The Hexagon auditorium

Overture from Euryanthe
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)
Notturno
Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in F
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Symphony No 7 in D minor
Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)

Location

The Hexagon
Queens Walk
Reading RG1 7UA
United Kingdom
51° 27' 16.8012" N, 0° 58' 39.342" W
Event Information Box
Price: 
£25.50, £22.50; groups 10+ £12; under 18s £6; schools £6; Classical Membership Scheme £12; subscription packages available Available from 0118 960 6060 .
Venue URI: 
http://www.readingarts.com
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