Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
Clara Schumann Piano Concerto
Arvo Pärt Fratres
Sibelius Symphony No. 3
Anu Tali conductor
Isata Kanneh-Mason (RPO Artist-in-Residence, 2022-23) piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s opening concert of its 2022-23 season at Cadogan Hall stars Isata Kanneh-Mason, who plays Clara Schumann’s rich and melodious Piano Concerto in her first performance as the Orchestra’s Artist-in-Residence.
With the hymn-like tunes and icy harmonies of Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3 providing the concert’s centrepiece under the baton of Estonian conductor Anu Tali, the piece marks a shift from Sibelius’ heart-on-sleeve Romanticism to a starker Classical style.
Tali also conducts her compatriot Arvo Pärt’s Fratres for strings and percussion, with simple but deeply moving lines of melody that build to a thrilling crescendo.
‘[Isata] is a pianist who makes lines sing beautifully and virtuosic passages dance, finding intimacy and eloquence at telling moments’ (BBC Music Magazine)
Duration: approx. 2 hours 10 mins (incl. 20-minute interval)
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