Concert Reviews: 24 February 2016

On Wednesday 24 February, Vasily Petrenko conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, with soloist Augustin Hadelich, as well as his Byron-inspired Manfred Symphony.

Read the reviews here:

‘The LPO’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s tortured Manfred Symphony was exceptional from start to finish’.

Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 25 February 2016 (4 stars)

‘Tchaikovsky writes one of his most tender and heartfelt melodies to describe Manfred’s erstwhile and discarded lover Astarte, here played impeccably by the LPO strings’.

Alexander Hall, Bachtrack, 25 February 2016

‘the definition and tension imbued by the LPO’s strings was a highpoint of this immensely skilled performance’.

Antony Hodgson, Classical Source, 25 February 2016

‘Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at the Festival Hall, with the London Philharmonic conducted by Vasily Petrenko, was a perfect fusion of flawlessness and feeling’.

‘The players of the London Philharmonic Orchestra were responsive partners, and their alertness to the nuances and idiosyncrasies of Hadelich’s interpretation were in no small part a result of Petrenko’s technique’.

Claire Seymour, Seen and Heard International, 27 February 2016


Read the concert programme online here.

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If you enjoyed this concert, join us for more concerts this season that showcase music’s amazing capacity to tell a story, including our upcoming performance of Zemlinsky's The Mermaid, conducted by Principal Conductor and Artistic Advistor Vladimir Jurowski on Wednesday 9 March.