Valentine's Day Concert | Philharmonia Orchestra

Valentine's Day Concert | Philharmonia Orchestra

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 19:30

Join us for an evening of dazzling romance, showcasing the violin and focusing on one of the most popular of all violin concertos, Bruch's G minor, a gloriously impassioned masterwork culminating in a finale of scintillating bravado. Violin virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate was known popularly as the 'Spanish Paganini' and little wonder given the pyrotechnical wizardry of his Navarra and Fantasy on themes from Bizet's Carmen. We stay in the world of opera for Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, a nostalgic, waltz-saturated look back at the imperialist regime of Vienna, shortly to be reduced to political rubble, and for openers the work that put Tchaikovsky on the musical map once and for all - Romeo and Juliet.

Fantasy Overture from 'Romeo and Juliet'
Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Navarra for 2 violins and orchestra
Pablo Sarasate (1844-1908)
Concert Fantasy on Carmen, on themes by Bizet
Pablo Sarasate (1844-1908)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1 in G minor
Max Bruch (1838-1920)
Suite from 'Der Rosenkavalier'
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)


Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX
United Kingdom
51° 30' 12.24" N, 0° 7' 2.8128" W
Event Information Box
£41, £36, £29, £24, £18, £15, £11, Premium seats £60, Some concessions available Available from 0800 652 6717 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm.
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