Orchestra of Opera North: Russian Spirits

Lyadov, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev

24 Feb 2019

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The legendary Russian nymph, Kikimora, inspired Lyadov’s tone poem for orchestra, feeding the composer’s fascination with folklore. Darkly expressive, the piece evokes the sprite’s evil intentions for the world.

From the unmistakable opening horn chords to the folk tunes woven throughout the thematic material, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto is a masterpiece of concerto writing. Boris Giltburg, lauded across the globe as a deeply sensitive, insightful and compelling musician, debuts in Kirklees to perform the expressive solo.

Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 is an homage to the spirit of man. Inspired in the summer of 1944, during World War II, this symphony is distinctly Prokofiev in both substance and style and quotes his beloved ballets Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet.

Fresh from conducting Opera North’s new production of Tosca, we’re pleased to welcome Antony Hermus to the podium for the afternoon’s concert.

Price
From £13 | Concessions available
Venue
  • Huddersfield Town Hall

Concessions
16 and under: £1
17-29 ‘Give it a Go’: £4
Concession: £11-£24

Conductor
Antony Hermus

Piano
Boris Giltburg

Programme

Lyadov Kikimora Op. 63
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

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