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Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Classical Music
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Vasily Petrenko  conductor
Nikolai Lugansky piano

Tchaikovsky  Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Rachmaninov  Piano Concerto No. 3
Sibelius  Symphony No. 5

For this special event in our 2018-2019 season we welcome back the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra after a break of over a quarter of a century. They bring with them their inspirational Chief Conductor and a programme that blends Russian passion with Nordic atmosphere, beginning with Tchaikovsky’s famous Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet. The soaring lyricism of its central love theme remains one of classical music’s best loved moments. Rachmaninov performed his Third Piano concerto as part of his first tour of the United States in 1909. Loved by audiences for its waves of epic melody and exhilarating shifts of gear, it also sends shivers down the spine of many a concert pianist for its daunting technical demands. Picking up the gauntlet is the acclaimed Russian virtuoso Nikolai Lugansky, making his Nottingham debut. Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony inhabits a very different sound world. Its clean lines and etched rhythms succeed in creating real sweep and grandeur, building from hushed daybreak to a visionary hymn-like finale, inspired by witnessing a flight of swans ascending into a radiant solar haze.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Jonathan James on Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony.

Please note: multibuy discounts do not apply to this concert. Season ticket holders (12 concerts), however, are still able to claim their 30% discount.

This concert is followed by one of our series of After Hours events. For more details click here.

Season tickets & Subscriptions
12 concerts – Save 30%
10 -11 concerts – Save 25%
7 – 9 concerts – Save 20%
5 – 6 concerts – Save 15%
3 – 4 concerts – Save 10%

Groups 10+
Save 20% off full price tickets, excluding £10 seats. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 721 0622 to book.

Groups 20+
Save 30% off full price tickets, excluding £10 seats. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 721 0622 to book.


Family and Friends Ticket
£55 for up to 4 people (maximum of 2 adults and £5 for each additional child). You’ll also get a free programme. Please note that under sixes are not admitted to Nottingham Classics concerts but they are welcome at our Beanbag Music Club concerts – call 0115 989 5555 for details or visit

Go Card Holders
If you’re under 26, or in full-time education, then you can buy selected seats online, in person or by phone for just £5 each with our FREE Go Card scheme. Sign up at

Bargain Seats £10 available from 12pm on the day of the concert, subject to availability.