Doreen Carwithen Bishop Rock*
Elgar Cello Concerto
Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Stravinsky The Firebird: Suite (1919)
*Kindly supported by the ABO Trust’s Sirens programme and The William Alwyn Foundation
Elena Schwarz conductor
Zlatomir Fung cello (RPO Artist-in-Residence, 2023-24)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Demons, seascapes and green English fields – from Elgar’s Cello Concerto to Stravinsky’s The Firebird.
With a burst of flame and a cascade of sparks, the magical Firebird leaps into life. When Igor Stravinsky composed his great ballet, he didn’t just imagine a world of enchanted princesses, courageous heroes and green-clawed demons – he let us hear it too. That is our final destination tonight as conductor Elena Schwarz and the RPO set out on a fantastic musical voyage that opens on the storm-tossed seas of Bishop Rock, before sinking into the embrace of Debussy’s ravishing Prélude.
Along the way, the multi-award-winning young cello virtuoso Zlatomir Fung joins us for Elgar’s autumnal-but-evergreen Cello Concerto. You may already know and love it, but you’ve never heard it played like this.
£47, £42, £35, £25, £15
Under 18s*: £5 (not available on top-price tickets)
*Children aged 14 years or below must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over.
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