Philharmonia Orchestra: Valentine's Day Concert

In collaboration with the Menuhin Competition, this evening's violin showcase focuses on the most popular of all violin concertos, Bruch's G minor, a gloriously impassioned masterwork culminating in a finale of scintillating bravado.

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Programme

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich (1840-1893), Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture

Sarasate, Pablo de (1844-1908), Carmen Fantasy, Op.25

Sarasate, Pablo de (1844-1908), Navarra for two violins and piano, Op.33 (version for 2 violins and orchestra)

Bruch, Max (1838-1920), Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26

Strauss, Richard (1864-1949), Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59: Suite

Artists

Philharmonia Orchestra

Joji Hattori, Conductor

Jennifer Pike, Violin

In collaboration with the Menuhin Competition, this evening's violin showcase focuses on the most popular of all violin concertos, Bruch's G minor, a gloriously impassioned masterwork culminating in a finale of scintillating bravado.

Violin virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate was known popularly as the 'Spanish Paganini' and little wonder given the pyrotechnical wizardry of his Navarra and Fantasy on themes from Bizet's Carmen.

We stay in the world of opera for Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, a nostalgic, waltz-saturated look back at the imperialist regime of Vienna, shortly to be reduced to political rubble, and for openers the work that put Tchaikovsky on the musical map once and for all - Romeo and Juliet.

In collaboration with the Menuhin Competition.

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Belvedere Road
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1 8XX