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RPO: Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky at Cadogan Hall

London, Cadogan Hall — Main Hall

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In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Tchaikovsky, Dvořák and Shostakovich at London's treasured and world‐renowned Cadogan Hall.

The great symphonic soundscapes of Tchaikovsky's orchestral music are closely linked to the theme of 'fate', and the full emotional weight of this motif is most strongly felt in his Fifth Symphony. Ten years after the Fourth Symphony, and despite the composer's own misgivings, it demonstrates Tchaikovsky's brilliant orchestration and skill in weaving in folk songs of his homeland, culminating in the symphony's explosive final movement, where hope triumphs once and for all.

Shostakovich's Second Violin Concerto, performed by soloist Alena Baeva, reflects the composer's later music. The violin takes on a subdued, restrained tone for much of the work, and in the instrument's solo cadenzas, the question of mortality permeates the concerto.


  • Dvořák, Antonín – Carnival, Overture
  • Shostakovich, Dmitri Dmitriyevich – Violin Concerto No.2
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich – Symphony No.5
Program is subject to change


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.

Violin: Baeva, Alëna
Conductor: New, Gemma


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