Petrenko, who is already chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and, since last year, European Union Youth Orchestra, and who trained in St Petersburg, brings a countryman’s insight to the symphonies of his fellow Russian Shostakovich, but has also made a study of the symphonies of Elgar.
In the Resurrection Symphony, first performed by 18895, he will find the passion and pain of both those contrasting composers. A success in the composer’s lifetime, the lavishly scored 90-minute symphony radiates with the prospect of a euphoric afterlife, and as it unfolds the orchestra is joined by voices - on this occasion the Philharmonic Chorus and the soloists Ailish Tynan (soprano) and Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano).
|What||Vasily Petrenko conducts Mahler, Royal Albert Hall|
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP | MAP
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On 22 Mar 16, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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