|The Duet Philharmonic Orchestra, Ronald Corp & soloists at Royal Festival Hall performing Mahler's Symphony No. 8|
The project arose out of the perhaps rather crazy idea to perform Mahler's Symphony No. 8. Conducted by Ronald Corp, a huge choir and orchestra of young people performed Mahler's Symphony No. 8 at the Royal Festival Hall in 2013 (you can see a programme about it on YouTube). Two years later in 2015 it was Richard Strauss's Alpine Symphony (see on YouTube).
This year the concert is on April 10, at the Royal Festival Hall. Ronald Corp again conducts and the pianist in the Prokofiev will be Oxana Shevchenko, winner of the 2010 Scottish International Piano Competition.
The Duet Philharmonic Orchestra is the brainchild of the Duet Foundation, which supports young musicians in a variety ways, with financial support to assist with their fees, travel costs, competition costs, DVD productions, access to masterclasses, as well as both new instruments and loaned instruments. The foundation is supported by the Duet Group.
If you book tickets for the concert of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 on April 10, 2017 at southbankcentre.com then you can get 50% discount by quoting the discount code DUETFIFTY