Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday 19 April 7:30pm Classical Music Family Music
Tickets £11.50 to £39.50

Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: Doors: 6pm. Approx. running time: 2 hours, estimated end time: 9.30pm

Important Information

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

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Stanislav Kochanovsky            conductor
Maria Ioudenitch

Mussorgsky                               Prelude to Khovanshchina
Shostakovich                            Violin Concerto No. 1
Tchaikovsky                              Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’

This welcome return from the acclaimed Dresden Philharmonic brings with it a trio of powerful and atmospheric Russian classics. The brutal realpolitik of Mussorgsky’s unfinished opera Khovanshchina is barely glimpsed in its deceptively peaceful Prelude, whilst the tension is palpable in Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto of 1948, performed here by the much garlanded Russian-American virtuoso, Maria Ioudenitch. Written in defiance of Stalin’s disapproval – and not actually premiered until after the dictator’s death – this thrilling piece of artistic resistance combines searing expression with a wry sense of humour.

Tchaikovsky described his fateful Sixth Symphony as “the best thing I ever composed or shall compose”, but his untimely end, only days after its premiere, has shrouded it in speculation and added extra poignancy to its hard-driven emotions. Veering from hushed tenderness to explosive power the ‘Pathétique’ remains the ultimate Romantic rollercoaster – even grand opera couldn’t deliver more tears than the symphony’s shattering finale.

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Family and Friends Ticket
£68 for up to 4 people (maximum of 2 adults and £6 for each additional child). You’ll also get a free programme.

Under 26s
Ticket £5 (excluding £11.50 seats). To purchase these tickets you must be under 26 at the time of purchase. You may be asked to show your ID on doors to confirm your age.

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If you’re a teacher/university lecturer or a trainee teacher, then you and one guest can hear any Nottingham Classics concert for half price (excluding £11.50 seats). You can also make group bookings for your students and get the under 26 rate of £5 for each student. Please email our Group Sales team or call 0115 989 5555 to book.

Bargain Seats
£9.50 available from 12pm on the day of the concert. By phone 0115 989 5555, online, or at the Box Office counter. Subject to availability

6.20pm in the auditorium: William Ruff introduces the programme

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