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Journeys of Discovery: Awakening with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

London, Southbank Centre — Royal Festival Hall

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In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Grieg, Strauss and Wagner at London's treasured and world‐renowned Southbank Centre.


  • Wagner, Richard – Faust Overture
  • Grieg, Edvard – Piano Concerto
  • Strauss, Richard – Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Acknowledged as one of the UK’s most prodigious orchestras, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) enjoys an international reputation for bringing audiences worldwide first‐class performances and the highest possible standards of music‐making across a diverse range of musical repertoire. This was the vision of the Orchestra’s flamboyant founder Sir Thomas Beecham, whose legacy is maintained today as the Orchestra continues to thrive.

Conductor: Petrenko, Vasily

Born in St Petersburg in 1976, Vasily Petrenko is recognised as one of the exceptional musicians of his generation. Petrenko was still in his teens when he became resident conductor at St Petersburg Opera and Ballet Theatre, and has gone on to work with some of the world’s finest orchestras, earning international acclaim – and top prizes – for his inspirational performances.

His Liverpool debut with the Phil in November 2004, and subsequent appearances in October and December 2005, created huge excitement: “…memorable for the sheer electricity emanating from the podium. Instantly there was a sense of dialogue between conductor and musicians, between one orchestral family and another, between one phrase and the next, to release natural‐seeming eloquence from his players.”  The Daily Telegraph

Piano: Trpčeski, Simon


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