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St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

On Friday 20 October St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra presents the first international concert in The Hawth Theatres Classical Series for 2017/18.

Conductor Vladimir Altschuler will lead one of Russia’s finest orchestras, the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, with renowned Peter Donohoe on Piano. Mussorgsky’s atmospheric orchestral poem Night on a Bare Mountain will begin the evening, followed by the brilliant Donohoe playing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.4. In the second half, the orchestra will perform Rimsky Korsakov’s colourful masterpiece Scheherazade.

There will be an introductory 30-40 minute talk prior to the concert by Jonathan James. Jonathan draws on both his stage and diverse educational experience to give an insider’s guide to the world of music. With great expertise and enthusiasm, this enjoyable pre-concert talk will certainly enhance the evening with an introduction to the pieces being played.

The Classical Concert Series continues with four concerts from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on 23 November 2017, 13 April 2018, 11 May 2018 and 17 June 2018. The European Chamber Orchestra will able be performing as part of the season on 18 February 2018.

Performance: Friday 20  October 6.30pm, Hawth Theatre. Tickets: £31.50 for the concert and £4 for the Pre-Concert Talk, can
be booked at The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 or by visiting: hawth.co.uk

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