Wednesday 29 November 2023, 19:30
Set in a fantastic location in the heart of Chelsea, just minutes from Sloane Square tube station, Cadogan Hall has become one of London’s leading concert venues.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Shostakovich and Sibelius,
with conductor Tito Muñoz and violinist Francesca Dego.
‘I need the sound of the trampling of steel-shod boots,’ Shostakovich told the first performers of his Ninth Symphony – but this audacious, irreverent mini-masterpiece certainly wasn’t the victory march that the Soviet authorities were expecting at the end of the Second World War.
Great music never plays by the rules, and this is a concert full of wonderful surprises – whether a radiant vision of the Northern sunrise by a neglected Finnish genius, or a joyous glimpse of Grieg and his family celebrating a wedding at home.
The dynamic American conductor Tito Muñoz joins superstar violinist Francesca Dego (described by Bachtrack as ‘utterly flawless’) in a song of fire and ice: Sibelius’ windswept, wildly romantic Violin Concerto.
Coach to and from the Venue included.
Organiser – Alun Walters firstname.lastname@example.org 07756 928406