Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)
Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sean Shibe classical guitar
Sascha Goetzel conductor
We regret to inform you that this performance has been cancelled. We are doing our utmost to support the national effort in reducing the spread of coronavirus and the health and well-being of all our visitors, staff members and visiting performers is our number one priority.
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“Following the Government’s announcement encouraging social distancing, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) will cease its concert programme until the end of May 2020. Given the health risks presented by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is acutely aware of the need to protect the health of concert-goers, venue staff and the ensemble itself.
With millions of people self-isolating and working from home, the RPO will soon be introducing a comprehensive ‘RPO At Home’ digital programme that is intended to enrich people’s home routines, to help lift spirits during these unprecedented times.
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Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture is a voyage of discovery across a sweeping, untempered Scottish seascape. Rodrigo’s iconic Concierto de Aranjuez, performed by classical guitarist Sean Shibe, instantly recalls the distinctive favours of Spanish Romanticism with the wondrous use of heart-wrenching melody and sustained harmonies shared between soloist and orchestra.
Closing the evening is Rimsky-Korsakov’s fantastical Scheherazade, reinterpreting the classic legend of One Thousand and One Arabian Nights in dreamlike fashion as shimmering strings and entrancing woodwind conjure visions of musical escapism.
Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)
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