Arabella Steinbacher violin
Maestro Christoph von Dohnányi returns to the Philharmonia alongside violinist Arabella Steinbacher for Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5. Emerging from its majestic opening, the Concerto's witty violin melodies grow into the famously virtuosic 'Turkish' sections of the final movement that give the work its nickname, the 'Turkish Concerto'.
From one inescapable melody to another, the iconic first four notes of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony have become the most memorable moment in all classical music. The infectious rhythm these notes create resonates throughout symphony as the music makes its triumphant journey from darkness into light.
HAYDN Symphony No. 12
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, K219
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
The Philharmonia Orchestra is a world-class symphony orchestra for the 21st century, led by Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen.
The Orchestra's home is Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, London, where it presents over 50 performances each year. Six other residencies across the UK bring the Philharmonia to a wide national audience. Internationally, the Philharmonia is active across Europe, Asia and the USA.
The Philharmonia was founded in 1945. It has been self-governing since 1964 and is owned by its 80 members. Salonen has been Principal Conductor since 2008. Jakub Hrusa and Santtu-Matias Rouvali are Principal Guest Conductors and honorary conductor positions are held by Christoph von Dohnányi and Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Royal Festival Hall stands at the heart of Southbank Centre complex. Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Hall is one of the world's leading performance venues. As well as the auditorium, the building consists of The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre Shop, several places to eat and drink, and the Saison Poetry Library.www.southbankcentre.co.uk
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Date: 25 May Time: 20:00
Date: 24 May Time: 20:00