Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra
Saturday 21 September 7.30pm
RNCM Concert Hall
Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Sergei Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op 43
Benjamin Britten Four Sea Interludes Op 33a
Dmitri Shostakovich Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra
Jan Latham-Koenig conductor
Pavel Kolesnikov piano
2019 marks the occasion of the Year of Music, a bilateral initiative between Russia and the United Kingdom, and the Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra was conceived with this initiative in mind. What makes this orchestra stand out, however, is that it is expected to continue and develop as a regular annual event in the musical calendars of both countries, to maintain a dynamic cultural collaboration between these young musicians.
The orchestra is composed of similar numbers of British and Russian conservatoire age musicians, providing them with an invaluable musical and cultural experience that will leave a lasting impression at a key stage in their development. This concert is one of a series of public concerts taking place across Russia and the UK, and will be the first time that most of these musicians will have experienced such a large-scale international musical collaboration.
Promoted by RNCM in association with IMG Artists