Yuri Temirkanov conductor
Freddy Kempf piano
Prokofiev Classical Symphony (15’)
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 (15’)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E minor (55’)
We welcome back the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under long-standing Music Director, Yuri Temirkanov. Prokofiev’s reputation as a challenging composer is belied by the popularity of works like his Classical Symphony which recaptures the playful spirit of Haydn. His first piano concerto, by comparison, is a daring student work, concise and virtuosic. To close, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony passes from darkness to light with characteristic passion and intensity.
Classical music expert Jonathan James introduces the evening’s programme.
Travel & Dining
Purchase discounted parking (evening concerts only) and reduced price Metrolink tram tickets along with your concert tickets.