We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Learn more here. x

Benjamin Grosvenor plays Chopin II | Philharmonia Orchestra

Sunday February 5, 2023 at 15:00
Royal Festival Hall, London
£15-£70; multi-buy offer available; under 18s and concessions discounts available; discounted tickets for students via Student Pulse (limited availability)
Phone for tickets: 0800 652 6717
Phone lines open: Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pm
Book Online
Tickets "at the door" - until sold out
  1. Grazhyna - Boris Lyatoshynsky
  2. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 2 in F minor Op 21 - Fryderyk Chopin
  3. Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' Op 74 - Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Outstanding British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor joins the Philharmonia in Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto, following his performance of the First in autumn 2022. Grosvenor’s recording of both Chopin concertos, released in 2020, was acclaimed as “thoughtful and fresh” (The Times).

Chopin composed this concerto when he was just 20, to perform on his concert tours. Full of poetry and emotion, its central slow movement is considered by many listeners to be one of the most beautiful things he wrote.

This afternoon’s conductor, Oksana Lyniv, is an influential and committed ambassador for the arts and culture of her native Ukraine. She opens with a symphonic poem by Borys Lyatoshynsky, master orchestrator and one of the foremost Ukrainian composers of the 20th century.

Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony completes this richly expressive programme. At the height of his powers, Tchaikovsky overturned many of the conventions of the symphony. The second movement, which at first sounds like a graceful waltz, in fact has an unsettling five beats in a bar; the third ends with a blaze of brass and percussion which would have made the perfect triumphant finale; and the actual finale ends with a devastating descent into silence.

Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road

This advertisement was submitted by Philharmonia Orchestra.
Print or Save this concert's QR code

Disclaimer: We endeavour to supply full and accurate information but cannot be held responsible for any errors.
Please check with the ticket vendor before you purchase your ticket. PLEASE REPORT BAD CONTENT

©2023 Concert Diary. The interactive Concert Guide specialising in listings for Opera, Ballet and Classical Music Concerts.