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Royal Festival Hall 2016/17

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Jurowski and Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti plays Szymanowski’s Violin Concertos

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Szymanowski Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2*
Bartók Suite, The Miraculous Mandarin

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra

A flute sighs languorously in the afternoon warmth, a harp swoons, and on a great glowing surge of sound, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s new season comes to life. At the dawn of the 20th century Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune released a floodtide of musical colour, and Vladimir Jurowski has chosen an opening night that’s positively drenched in it. Nicola Benedetti will dazzle in Szymanowski’s two Violin Concertos; no one plays this sensuous music with more radiance or panache. Then the full orchestra goes for broke as it enters the neon-lit fantasy-world of Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin: music that’s brutal, brilliant and utterly breathtaking.

*Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme.


This performance is being broadcast live by BBC Radio3 and will be available online in the UK for 30 days via iPlayer.

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