Nicholas Collon conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in RVW's Symphony No. 6, plus Thomas Ades's Concerto for Violin and chamber orchestra (Concentric Paths) with Pakka Kuuisto, Britten's Sea Interludes complete a very enticing programme (6/2)
Charles Dutiot conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Poulenc's Gloria and the complete ballet music from Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe (12/2). Still in choir mode, the Bach Choir under David Hill will be performing Elgar's Dream of Gerontius with Andre Staples, Jennifer Johnston and Roderick Williams and the wonderful Chetham's Symphony Orchestra (13/2). And Andris Nelson's Brahms cycle with the Philharmonia reaches Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with soloists Annette Dasch and James Rutherford (23/2). The Goldsmiths Choral Union joins the Philharmonia for Verdi's Requiem with soloists Nathalie Manfino, Tizian Carraro, Barry Banks and Brindley Sherratt, conducted by Brian Wright.
Moving into rarer repertoire, the London Philharmonic under Osmo Vanska are performing an all Russian programme with Balakirev's Islamey, Khachaturian's Piano Concerto (the one with the musical saw in the middle movement!) and Kalinnikov's Symphony No 1, the piano soloist is Marc-Andre Hamelin. The BBC Concert Orchestra has an intriguing concert with John Alden Carpenter's Krazy Kat, billed as a jazz pantomime for orchestra, and David Lang's concerto (world to come) plus Copland and Bernstein (24/2_
Philharmonia Orchestra's Music of Today is a portraid of Swedish composer Karin Rehnqvist, with a programme including UK premieres of Raven Chant and Quem chama.
The veteran pianist Maurizio Pollini performs Chopin and Debussy (18/2). And Akademi is presenting a triple bill of contemporary South Asian Dance (27, 29/2)
Further information from the South Bank Centre website.
Elsewhere on this blog:
- Love Journeys: An encounter with Jacques Cohen
- Not for the fainthearted: JACK Quartet at the Wigmore Hall
- For completists only? Vivaldi's Concerto per archi from Concerto Italiano - CD review
- Stunning performances: Russian Treasures from Tenebrae - CD review
- Rare repertoire and enthusiasm: Interview with Oliver Zeffman and Bartholemew Lafollette
- Roxanna Panufnik's Dance of Life: Tallinn Mass CD review
- Dance of Life CD launch
- What is an opera? Second Movement's Rough for Opera
- Lunchtime recital: David Butt Philip
- Swashbuckling spectacular: ENB's Le Corsaire
- Well thought out programme: Elgar's Piano Quintet at King's Place
- Fascinating contrasts: masses by Palestrina, Lassus and Ashewell from the Huelgas Ensemble - CD review