Wednesday 23 January 2013

Tugan Sokhiev conducts RPS 200th Birthday concert

Artwork for Rite of Spring by Sophie Chaussade
Artwork for Rite of Spring
by Sophie Chaussade
The Royal Philharmonic Society is 200 this year (see my blog post about their bicentenary year), and Thursday 24 January sees their 200th birthday concert at the Royal Festival Hall with the young Russian conductor Tugan Sokhiev conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra in programme of music by three composers closely associated with the society, Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Brahms; with Akiko Suwanai the violin soloist in Dvorak's Violin Concerto

Not only is Sokhiev a regular visitor with the Philharmonia and has just started his term as Music Director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and is Music Director of Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. With his Toulouse orchestra he has just released a recording of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (which is celebrating its centenary this year), on the Naive label, with striking artwork by Sophie Chaussade. A second image after the break.
Artwork for Rite of Spring by Sophie Chaussade

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