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  • 21
    Saturday October 2017

    Free pre-concert event: Belief and Beyond Belief

    Dr Stefano Castelvecchi

    6:15 PM, Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX

    Dr Stefano Castelvecchi looks at Rossini's Stabat Mater in the context of the Belief and Beyond Belief festival.
  • 21
    Saturday October 2017

    Stabat Mater

    Belief and Beyond Belief: Judgement

    7:30 PM, Royal Festival Hall, London

    From £10.00
    Hear Rossini’s heartbreaking Stabat Mater –proof he could write sacred music as well as comic opera, performed by an all-star cast. Beforehand, Frank Dupree performs Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto.
  • 25
    Wednesday October 2017

    Faith from the shadows

    Belief and Beyond Belief: War and Peace

    7:30 PM, Royal Festival Hall, London

    From £10.00
    Principal Guest Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts a Russian programme that includes Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1.
  • 27
    Friday October 2017

    Free pre-concert event: Belief and Beyond Belief

    6:15 PM, Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX

    'I couldn't not write it', Shostakovich said; 'War was all around'. Dr Kate Kennedy looks at the astonishing story of the 'Leningrad' Symphony with its portrayal of a city under siege and a people's extraordinary willpower to exist as a nation.
  • 27
    Friday October 2017

    Leningrad Symphony

    Belief and Beyond Belief: War and Peace

    7:30 PM, Royal Festival Hall, London

    From £10.00
    Feel the charge of Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony: music literally from the front line of World War Two. Beforehand, Inon Barnatan performs Beethoven’s powerful Piano Concerto No. 5.
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