Royal Philharmonic Orchestra March 2018

Venue: Hexagon Theatre (Directions)

Sat 10 Mar, 19:30


Christoph König, Conductor

Dmitry Masleev, Piano

Overture: Euryanthe


Piano Concerto No.2 in F Major Op.102

Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70

This concert opens with the charming Overture to Weber’s opera Euryanthe followed by Martucci’s lush and pensive Notturno. Guaranteed to tug at the heart-strings, Martucci’s stand-alone piece is the epitome of Romanticism, with its yearning melodic lines and luxurious orchestration.

Although the name Shostakovich prompts memories of angst-ridden, defiant works, his Piano Concerto No.2 is a gloriously free, wistful creation. Its famous second movement is especially sublime, setting the scene for the cheeky and energetic movement that follows.

Dvořák’s Symphony No.7 perfectly balances dramatic power and irresistible lyricism. With its arresting opening, gorgeous slow movement, dancing Scherzo and thrilling Finale, this is one of the greatest pieces Dvorák ever wrote.

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm
The Hexagon Auditorium FREE

Ticket information

Tickets: £25.50, £22.50

Groups 10+: ALL tickets are £12 each. No additional subscription rates apply. (subject to availability)
All children under 18: £6 for individual tickets
Schools: £6 each, including free programmes (subject to availability) (SMS members £5.75)
Classical Membership Scheme: £12 for individual tickets. (For patrons aged 18-25 or students of any age - please contact the Box Office to register for the scheme)

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Venue info

Hexagon Theatre

Queens Walk
Sat Nav - RG1 7TQ


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Contact: 0118 960 6060

Box Office opening times:
Mon-Fri: 10.00-17.00 or until show time
Sat-Sun: Closed or 1 hour before show time