• Tuesday 7 November 2017, 7.30pm - Royal Festival Hall

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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.



THE MUSIC

An evening of music celebrating the many-layered 'Russian Soul' - the music of the great Russian composers.

Rachmaninov
Borodin
Mussorgsky
Tchaikovsky
Traditional
Rachmaninov
Mussorgsky

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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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