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Philharmonia 17/18 Season

Date: Friday 20th October

Venue: Main Auditorium - 7.30pm

Philharmonia 17/18 Season

Philharmonia 17/18 Season




Alpesh Chauhan conductor

Elena Urioste violin

COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man

KORNGOLD Violin Concerto

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From The New World

There’s a good reason why certain pieces become classics, and with its combination of melody, nostalgia and high drama, Dvořák’s New World Symphony has been loved by audiences ever since its premiere in 1893. First, though, discover two very different but equally tuneful masterpieces from across the pond: Copland’s mighty musical salute to freedom, and the sumptuous, gloriously songful violin concerto that Erich Korngold wrote in 1940s Hollywood — performed by Elena Urioste.

6.15pm, Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme Young Artist Showcase, FREE entry

Recipients of the Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme will take to the stage for a recital showcasing the next generation of orchestral talent in a varied programme of chamber repertoire.



5.30pm – 10pm The Virtual Orchestra, FREE entry

Step inside the Philharmonia Orchestra and take the best seat in the house, on stage in front of Esa-Pekka Salonen with the Philharmonia’s free virtual reality experience The Virtual Orchestra. Put on virtual reality headsets and headphones and be whisked out onto the South bank in London, backstage at Royal Festival hall and then on stage in the centre of the orchestra as Salonen conducts the finale of Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony. The Virtual Orchestra offers a truly 360-degree experience, recorded with 3D audio and video, opening up the inner workings of a world-class symphony orchestra.


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