Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Great Romantics

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Great Romantics

Saturday 22nd February, 2020


Phoenix Concert Hall


Glinka A Life for the Tsar: Overture

Brahms Double Concerto

Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

Domingo Hindoyan Conductor

Duncan Riddell Violin

Richard Harwood Cello

One of the great Romantic symphonies and a cornerstone of Russian music, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 presents the ultimate journey from darkness to light with a triumphant conclusion. The use of the recurring Fate theme as an emotional core, though common for the composer, paints new orchestral colours in each movement with intensity and purpose. Its frequent use hints also at a deep anxiety that plagued the composer, underlying even when the sullen fourth movement is broken by a glorious E major finale.

Brahms’ Double Concerto written for violin, cello and orchestra makes for an exquisite first half with RPO Leader Duncan Riddell and Principal Cello Richard Harwood. A masterpiece of virtuosic writing and instrumentation, Brahms’ last orchestral work set new boundaries for the possibilities of the concerto form.



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Venue Info

Phoenix Concert Hall

Designed as a scaled down version of the Royal Festival Hall, (both venues shared the same acoustic consultant, Hope Bagenal), our Concert Hall is recognised internationally for its fantastic and bright acoustics and has “…some of the finest acoustics in Europe” as stated by renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski.

The Phoenix Concert Hall will once again play host to the London Mozart players as resident Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra.