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Tuesday 7 November 2017, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall

Welcome to Night Under The Stars, an annual concert in support of The Passage’s mission to end homelessness



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Night Under The Stars presents an evening of music celebrating the many-layered ‘Russian Soul’, described by writers such as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky as a spirit of depth, strength, warmth and passion - qualities that permeate the music of the great Russian composers.


Rachmaninov’s beguiling Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is performed by pianist Boris Giltburg, and leading baritone Duncan Rock sings passionate music by Tchaikovsky. The concert opens with the rousing Coronation Scene from Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov, and closes with Borodin’s thrilling Polovtsian Dances – both grand choral spectaculars.


Our pre-concert reception offers the warm hospitality of Russian-style afternoon tea, complete with decorative samovars, while the post-concert reception is inspired by Mussorgsky’s fantastical Pictures at an Exhibition (excerpts) - and the St Petersburg Hermitage, one of the world’s great museums of art and culture, housed in the former Winter Palace.


All proceeds go direct to The Passage, helping homeless people transform their lives.

 



OUR PERFORMERS

Our outstanding performers are known for their heartfelt interpretations of the Russian repertoire.

Boris Giltburg

Boris Giltburg

Piano



Born in 1984 in Moscow, Boris Giltburg moved to Tel Aviv at an early age. In 2013 he won... more.

Boris Giltburg

Duncan Rock

Baritone



Duncan Rock was born in Edinburgh and grew up in Australia. He first studied law, but moved to music... more.

Boris Giltburg

Robert Lloyd

Bass



One of the great singers of his generation, Robert Lloyd was born in Essex and educated at Oxford University... more.

Toby Purser

Toby Purser

Conductor



In November 2014, Toby made his company debut at ENO when he conducted two performances of The Marriage of Figaro... more.

Raymond Yiu

Raymond Yiu

Composer



Three-time nominee and, in 2010, winner of the British Composer Award, Raymond Yiu was born in Hong Kong and is today one... more.

Orion Orchestra

Orion Orchestra



The Orion Orchestra exists to promote exceptional young musicians; its performances are recognised for their vitality, energy... more.

Orion Orchestra

Westminster Choral Society



Over recent years, The Westminster Choral Society has gathered an impressive reputation on London’s music... more.

Streetwise Opera

Streetwise Opera



Streetwise Opera is an award-winning charity that uses music to help people who have experienced homelessness make positive changes... more.

Book your seat

Join us on Tuesday 7 November for Night Under The Stars presents an evening of music celebrating the many-layered ‘Russian Soul’, described by writers such as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky as a spirit of depth, strength, warmth and passion - qualities that permeate the music of the great Russian composers.

 

MUSSORGSKY - Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov
RACHMANINOV - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
TCHAIKOVSKY - Don Juan’s Serenade
MUSSORGSKY - Pictures from an Exhibition (excerpts)
TRADITIONAL - Song of the Volga Boatmen
RACHMANINOV - Aleko’s Cavatina from Aleko
BORODIN - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

 

Boris Giltburg (piano), Duncan Rock (baritone), Robert Lloyd (bass), Raymond Yiu (composer), Streetwise Opera, Westminster Choral Society, Orion Orchestra & Toby Purser (conductor). Presenters to be announced.

 

Tickets: £60, £50, £39, £29, £19, £12
Pre Reception Tickets £30 & Post Reception Tickets £70



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