Arvo Pärt Britten Cantus in Memoriam
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvořák Symphony No. 7
Under the baton of Chief Conductor Olari Elts, the Grammy award-winning Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and pianist Barry Douglas present a striking programme featuring one of the greatest piano concertos ever written.
The concert opens with Pärt's Britten Cantus in Memoriam. On hearing of Britten's death in 1976, Arvo Pärt was deeply affected by the news. He was finishing an elegiac orchestral piece at the time and decided to dedicate this to the memory of his colleague out of respect and admiration for his work.
Rachmaninov'sPiano Concerto No. 2 is one of the most popular and recognisable concertos in the classical repertoire, opening to great critical acclaim and having been performed consistently around the world since. The concerto has made an impression across the world of cinema and popular music, making appearances in Brief Encounter and reworked for the 70s power ballad All By Myself.
Bringing the concert to a close is Dvořák's seventh symphony. Written in D minor, the work is intensively expressive and the most dramatic and austere of his nine symphonies. The work is a supreme example of Dvořák's symphonic writing and ranks amongst some of the most important works of the era.
£39.50, £35, £32.50, £28.50, £19.50; Disabled/Unwaged/Students £36.50, £32, £29.50, £25.50, £16.50 (inc. £2.50 booking fee per ticket); Under 18s £5
THIS EVENT IS PART OF PERTH FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS