Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2017-18

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2017/18 season at the Cadogan Hall
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017-18 season at Cadogan Hall opens with a tribute to composer Howard Blake, whilst the theme of Myth and Legends runs through the 16 concert series and the orchestra has appointed its first artists in residence, violinist Esther Yoo.


Whilst Howard Blake is best known for his music to The Snowman, his career has been extraordinarily diverse and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer, showcase some of Blake's substantial concertante works with the Piano Concerto (soloist Sasha Grynyuk) and Diversions for Cello and Orchestra (soloist Benedict Kloeckner).

Soloists during the season include cellist Leonard Elschenbroich in Tchaikovsky's Rocco Variations (conductor Alexander Shelley) as part of a Myths and Legends programme, pianist Mark Bebbington in John Ireland's Piano Concerto (conductor Barry Wordsworth) as part of a 20th century English programme, Alexandra Dariescu in Grieg's Piano Concerto and Dinu Lipatti's Concertino in the Classical Style (conductor Cristian Mandeal), mezzo-soprano Madeleine Shaw in Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder (conductor Alexander Shelley), and pianist Dmitri Masleev in Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2 (conductor Christoph Konig). Violinist Esther Yoo, the RPO's first artist in residence, will perform Sibelius' Violin Concerto (conductor Michael Nesterowicz) in a concert which also includes Gorecki's Three Pieces in Olden Style.

Full  details from the Cadogan Hall website.

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