Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Glide into Glinka
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea
Sun 8 February
Conductor: Alexander Shelley
Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
In their second visit of the Symphonies By The Sea season, the RPO return to Southend with a barn-storming concert of popular classics. The programme includes Rachmaninov’s romantic Piano Concerto No. 2, forever linked to the famous film ‘Brief Encounter’. Composed in 1900 and comparable to Beethoven’s epic Eroica symphony in terms of its scope, drama and majesty, it has seduced audiences the world over ever since and will be performed by the distinguished pianist Alessio Bax. The RPO will start the second half with the haunting rhapsodic work by Vaughan Williams – his Fantasy on a theme by Thomas Tallis. This is always in Classic FM’s top ten and is a spell-bindingly beautiful piece. The concert ends with perhaps the most famous of all symphonies, Beethoven’s elemental Symphony No. 5 with its famous opening fate motif.
A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at four per order. Groups of 10+ please call 01702 351135 to buy fee-free.
*A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at four per order. Groups of 10+ please call 01702 351135 to buy fee-free.