Pavel Kolesnikov

Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra

Jan Latham-Koenig conducts

Wednesday 25 September 2019, 19:30

Past Event
Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra Past Event


Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes with readings from George Crabbe’s poem The Borough
Shostakovich Hamlet, Op. 116a for actors and orchestra (arr. Jan Latham-Koenig)


Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra
Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Freddie Fox & Edward Fox narrators
Jan Latham-Koenig conductor

Opening with the evocative wind-swept shores of Peter Grimes’ fishing village in coastal Suffolk, this programme deftly switches from the UK to Russia and back again. Rachmaninov’s thrilling Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini will give star pianist Pavel Kolesnikov a chance to show off his virtuosity, before Shostakovich tells the story of Hamlet in his own unique way.

An orchestra comprised of British and Russian talent performs music of their homelands in this unique concert programme.

‘Here is a poet of the keyboard’ (The Guardian on Pavel Kolesnikov)

Please note a change of programme order from that previously advertised.

The Zurich International Orchestra Series is sponsored by Zurich.

Supported by Rosneft and BP

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