Prokofiev’s Lyrical Seventh


Thursday 20th February 2020

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Tickets from £14.50 (including booking fees)

Thursday 20 February 2020 - 7.30pm

Approximate finishing time = 9.30pm

Ravel - Le tombeau de Couperin
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2
Prokofiev - Symphony No.7

Sir Mark Elder

Boris Giltburg *, piano

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Described as ‘joyful, lyrical and delightful’ by Shostakovich, Prokofiev’s final symphony has both a simplicity and directness synonymous with his plan for a ‘simple symphony’ for young people. Throughout it is blessed with charm, autumnal wistfulness, and in the finale, youthful vivacity, as if the composer was looking back fondly to his childhood. Ravel’s homage to the French Baroque era was also intended as his memorial to friends killed in the First World War, each movement having a separate dedication. Joining Sir Mark, Boris Giltburg performs Rachmaninov’s ever popular Second Piano Concerto, in which his astonishing technique and command of keyboard colour will be evident to all.

* We are grateful to Boris Giltburg for stepping in at short notice for Alexander Gavrylyuk who has had to withdraw from this performance.

Pre-concert event, 6.30pm
Free to concert ticket holders
The Bridgewater Hall auditorium

Geoffrey Owen and RNCM pianists
Geoffrey Owen, the Halle’s Head of Artistic Planning, introduces the evening’s programme, followed by a performance of the original version of Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin by pianists, Imy Luc and Giulia Contaldo from the RNCM School of Keyboard Studies.

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