Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor | Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
Sibelius Finlandia | Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E minor
Tickets (plus booking fee): £38 - £12
Concessions available until 29 March.
£5 student standby tickets available on the day.
Choir seats now on sale. Limited seat availability in other areas of the auditorium.
The Philharmonia is one of Britain’s finest symphony orchestras, collaborating with many of the great classical artists of the last century, including Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, Toscanini, Karajan, Klemperer
and Giulini. Under the direction of their Conductor Laureate, the legendary Vladimir Ashkenazy, the orchestra performs two Russian Romantic masterpieces; Rachmaninov’s passionate Second Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s most assertive musical statement, his Symphony No.5.
The evening’s soloist, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, was discovered by the late Sir Georg Solti, and is one of the most engaging pianists of his generation.
‘Apart from his phenomenal but understated technique, Bavouzet has in addition an extraordinary ability to seem to be directing his own performances… and it goes some way to explaining the fierce passion, remarkable intelligence and freewheeling creativity of his transcendent playing.’ - www.classicalsource.com
Part of The Bridgewater Hall's International Concert Series.
Sponsored by Manchester Airport.