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National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain

Destination Russia  

Saturday 04 August 2018 6.30pm

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Event Timings

Main Entrance Doors: 5.00pm
Performance in Stalls Foyer: 5.40pm – 6.10pm
Auditorium Doors: 6.00pm
Concert Start: 6.30pm
Interval: 7.20pm
Second Half: 7.40pm
Concert Finish: 8.35pm

All timings are approximate and are subject to change.

National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain

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Jonathan Bloxham conductor | Benjamin Baker soloist

Shostakovich Festive Overture | Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite (arr. for Symphonic Brass by Timothy Jackson) | Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.2 | Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4

Russia; home to lavish onion-domed cities, panoramic countrysides dotted with white-trunk birch and a selection of history’s greatest composers. NCO’s main orchestra will sweep you off your feet into a Russian fantasy featuring the works of Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Destination Russia begins with Shostakovich commemorating the October Revolution (Festive Overture). Audiences glide through the winter snow on an angel-drawn carriage to The Land of Sweets (Nutcracker Suite).

The orchestra are joined by acclaimed soloist Benjamin Baker for Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.2 and close the concert with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4, a touching dedication to his best friend.

This performance is powered by Russian spirit and brought to you by some of Great Britain’s brightest young players – it is not to be missed.

“Baker brings to every track an attractive, sonorous quality of tone and expression, demonstrating an impressive talent.” – Classic FM

Travel & Dining

Travel & Parking

Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.

Eating & Drinking

Make your concert experience extra special by upgrading to A-List in the Corporate Members’ Bar (selected concerts only) or booking pre-concert dining.

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