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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Classical Music
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Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes, estimated end time: 9.35pm

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

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Vasily Petrenko conductor
Boris Giltburg piano

Walton Johannesburg Festival Overture
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’
Vaughan Williams A London Symphony

Vasily Petrenko’s first visit to Nottingham as the Music Director of the RPO begins with William Walton’s celebratory overture – in his words a ‘slightly crazy, non-stop gallop’. Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto also projects a positive mood, despite the composer writing it under siege of Napoleon’s forces. Written on an unprecedented scale, it tests the soloist’s skills to the limit. Taking up the challenge, and making his Nottingham debut, is the brilliant Israeli pianist, Boris Giltburg. Vaughan Williams wrote of his London Symphony that it ‘should rather be called “Symphony by a Londoner”’, but it’s hard to avoid imagining the capital’s grand vistas and soundscapes, captured in rich impressionistic colours, and hinting at the composer’s mentor, Ravel.


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Groups 10+
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Groups 20+
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Family and Friends Ticket
£64 for up to 4 people (maximum of 2 adults and £6 for each additional child), excluding £9.50 and £11.50 seats, includes a free programme. Please note: We welcome children aged 7+ to Nottingham Classics concerts. Family tickets not available online. Please contact the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 to book.

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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 Vaughan Williams’s A London Symphony.