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BBC Philharmonic

Classical Music
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Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes, estimated end time: 9.25pm

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Age Guidance: 7+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

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Ben Gernon* conductor
Sunwook Kim piano

Schmidt Prelude, Intermezzo and Carnival Music from Notre Dame
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvořák Symphony No. 8

Franz Schmidt’s passionate and lyrical Intermezzo from his opera Notre Dame is part of a trio of glowing interludes which launches this unashamedly hummable programme from the BBC Philharmonic. South Korean pianist Sunwook Kim, winner of the 2006 Leeds International Piano Competition is the soloist in Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto. This was the composer’s comeback piece after his ill-fated First Symphony, and its winning blend of surging melodies and powerful drama made it an instant and enduring hit. No less appealing is Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony: written at the height of his popularity in 1889, it’s fit to burst with some of his most gorgeous and uplifting tunes, achingly tender at its heart and full of tearaway high spirits.

*Ben Gernon replaces Vassily Sinaisky, who is indisposed.

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Family and Friends Ticket
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Bargain Seats £9.50 available from 12pm on the day of the concert, subject to availability.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.20pm in the auditorium:
Dr Katy Hamilton on Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto.