Philharmonia Orchestra

Wednesday 1 May 7:30pm Classical Music Family Music
Tickets £11.50 to £39.50

Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: Doors: 6pm. Approx. running time: 1 hour 50 minutes, estimated end time: 9.20pm

Important Information

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

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali           conductor
Sunwook Kim*                       piano

Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvořák                                    Symphony No. 7

This concert doubles up on dream combinations. The Philharmonia’s inspirational Finnish Music Director is joined by the brilliant Korean pianist, Sunwook Kim*, for a perfect pairing of Romantic heavyweights. Sunwook shot to fame in 2006 when he won the Leeds International Piano Competition, aged just 18, and he’s been thrilling audiences worldwide ever since. Brahms’s epic Second Piano Concerto is the perfect showcase for his dazzling artistry. Written twenty years after the troubled birth of his First Piano Concerto, it enjoyed immediate and enduring success, largely due to the perfect balance Brahms achieves between epic scale, muscular virtuosity and its upbeat mood.

A perfectly matched companion piece comes in the form of Dvořák’s tautly dramatic Seventh Symphony, itself inspired by hearing Brahms’s turbulent Third Symphony a few months earlier. Reflecting the political struggles of the Czech nation as well as personal grief, it’s the most compellingly urgent of all his symphonies, the smouldering intensity of its opening catching fire in a thrilling mix of soaring melodies and driving rhythms.

* Sunwook Kim replaces Daniil Trifonov who, due to continuing visa issues, is unfortunately unable to perform in this concert.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.20pm in the auditorium: Dr Joanne Cormac, University of Nottingham, introduces the programme.



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Groups 10+
Save 20% off full price tickets, excluding £9.50 and £11.50 seats. Please contact our  Group Sales team on 0115 989 5555 to book.

Groups 20+
Save 30% off full price tickets, excluding £9.50 and £11.50 seats. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 989 5555 to book.

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 26 or under at the time of booking. You may be asked to show your ID on doors to confirm your age.

Teacher Rate
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: Dr Joanne Cormac, University of Nottingham, introduces the programme

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