The latest concert in the Nottingham Classics season at the city’s Royal Concert Hall takes place on Wednesday, April 30.
The concert gets under way at 7.30pm and will be a Philharmonia Gala Concert, to be conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
The programme consists of three much-loved pieces, all of which have been associated with Vladimir Ashkenazy during his half-century as a leading pianist and conductor, a towering figure in the world of classical music.
The concert begins with Sibelius’s evergreen tone poem Finlandia, written in 1899 and soon taken up by his fellow countrymen as a call to arms in their bid to throw off the rule of their neighbours Russia.
Written only a year later, Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto is arguably that composer most popular work and will feature soloist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
Its combination of big, romantic melodies and rhythmic punch helped it to achieve almost instant worldwide acclaim.
The third work in the concert is to be Tchaikovksy’s multi-faceted and justifiably popular Fifth Symphony.
Tickets for this gala concert cost £15-£38 and are available by calling the box office for information 0n 0115 9895555. Alternatively, see www.trch.co.uk