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Vasily Petrenko conducts Holst's The Planets
Royal Festival Hall

Vasily Petrenko conducts Holst's The Planets

Date: 3 Feb
Time: 19:30
Vasily Petrenko Conductor

Mao Fujita Piano
Royal College of Music Chorus

Vasily Petrenko conducts Great British Music.

A host of well-known melodies await us in Holst's The Planets. Each of the seven movements paints a rich musical picture of one of the astrological figures that the planets in our solar system are named after. From jolly Jupiter to war-like Mars, Holst's suite reminds us of the emotional power of music.

Opening tonight's concert is a brand new work by Dani Howard - a young, up-and-coming British composer who has quickly established herself on the international classical music scene.

Mao Fujita joins the Orchestra for Rachmaninov's much-loved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - a nimble ode to what has to be one of the most instantly recognisable themes of the repertoire.

'Fujita is a musician of tremendous versatility and taste, with a poetic sense of pulse and eloquent, insightful, fearless articulation.' The Times
*Generously funded by Louise and Philip Keller

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For more than seven decades the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK. The Orchestra's regular performances at its London home Cadogan Hall are complemented by a distinguished series at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, a hugely popular series at the Royal Albert Hall and frequent visits to its seven principal residencies across the UK. With a wider reach than any other UK large ensemble, the RPO has truly become Britain's national orchestra.


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