Orchestra’s Russian double bill

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The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday, March 15.

They will be conducted by Vasily Petrenko, making his first appearance in Nottingham with his acclaimed orchestra.

The programme for the concert will be built on two ballet scores that were written for the impressario Serge Diaghilev.

La Boutique Fantasque started life as a set of unpublished piano pieces by Rossini but Respighi’s orchestral flair transformed them into a bravura ballet work.

As with the dolls in Rossini’s magical toyshop, Stravinsky’s masterpiece Petrushka brings a puppet to life at the Shrovetide Fair in St Petersburg.

It tells his tragic tale through some of the composer’s most evocative music and is regarded as one of Stravinsky’s greatest and most popular works.

The piece will be heard in its original 1911 version.

The other work in the concert will be Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 3.

This will be performed by the orchestra with Denis Kozhukhin as the piano soloist.

This lively work is considered one of the composer’s greatest achievements.

Tickets to see the concert are £10-£32. Call the box office on 0115 9895555.