St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
20th International Concert Series: Concert 1 of 12
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea
Sun 14 October
Conductor: Vladimir Altschuler
GLINKA Overture to Russlan & Ludmilla
We’re delighted to welcome the distinguished Russian orchestra, the St Petersburg Symphony, under their conductor Vladimir Altschuler to open our 2012/13 season. The evening begins with Glinka’s colourful Russlan & Ludmilla overture. This is followed by a performance of Prokofiev’s lyrical violin concerto, performed by the brilliant young Russian violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky. The concert will end with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s elemental Symphony No. 5, with its haunting horn Adagio and exhilarating, powerful finale.