Reviews

The latest reviews of our performances

Concert reviews: 3 May 2019

To round off the 2018/19 season, Janine Jansen joined Vladimir Jurowski and the Orchestra to give a superb rendition of Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Paired with the Orchestra’s thrilling performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3, the concert provided a triumphant end to the season.

 

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Concert reviews: 27 April 2019

Hailed as a triumph, Vladimir Jurowski’s programme of Brahms, Strauss and Elgar was met with great praise. Yefim Bronfman’s sensitivity and precision in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 transported the audience with the help of the Orchestra’s transcendent playing.

 

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Concert reviews: 10 April 2019

 A masterclass in musical escapism, Edward Garner's foray into the music of Debussy, Ravel and Saint-Saëns was met with critical acclaim. The Orchestra travelled to Spain, Egypt (with Stephen Hough playing Saint-Saëns's Piano Concerto No. 5), on a sea voyage and into the realm of the imagination - all from Royal Festival Hall's stage.

 

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Concert reviews: 5 April 2019

Nordic repertoire thundered through Royal Festival Hall on 5 April, as Osmo Vänskä conducted works by Sibelius and Grieg, headed by Arnold Bax's Tintagel - a piece steeped in Arthurian legend.Jan Lisiecki's rendition of Grieg's Piano Concerto was met with rousing applause.

 

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Concert reviews: 27 March 2019

Under the baton of Vasily Petrenko, the Orchestra gave a rousing performance of works by Walton, Khachaturian and Tchaikovsky, with the latter's Piano Concerto No. 1 being played by the masterful George Li.

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Concert reviews: 23 March 2019

Featuring Kian Soltani, Edward Gardner's whirlwind of a concert on 23 March was truly an event of drastic contrast - from the opening strains of Elgar's Cello Concerto to the earth-shattering finale of Mahler's First Symphony.

 

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Concert reviews: 2 March 2019

On March 3, the Orchestra performed Haydn's grand follow-up to The CreationThe Seasons, featuring Sophie Bevan, Mark Padmore and Andrew Foster-Williams, to critical acclaim.

 

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