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The Philharmonia: Santtu and Frank Dupree in a Jazz Concerto

London, Southbank Centre — Royal Festival Hall

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About the Event

Experience the harmonious melodies of classical music by renowned composers Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky‐Korsakov, Alexander Borodin, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, and Nicolai Kapustin at London's esteemed Southbank Centre. This highly‐anticipated concert promises an enchanting evening filled with captivating performances that will leave you in awe.

Pianist Frank Dupree, hailed as 'astonishing' and known for his ability to make listeners smile and shake their heads in disbelief, has taken it upon himself to introduce Kapustin's music to a wider audience. This is a truly remarkable opportunity to discover a fusion of big band jazz energy, virtuosic orchestration, and solo piano writing that showcases an unparalleled sense of freedom and creativity.

Considered by many as Borodin's masterpiece, the Second Symphony delves into a world of warriors and heroes with powerful music that pays homage to Russian folklore. Its captivating melodies and compelling narratives make it an absolute treat for classical music enthusiasts.

To conclude the evening, two lively Spanish‐flavored pieces will be performed, serving as a testament to the remarkable skill and versatility of the Philharmonia musicians, under the baton of their Principal Conductor, Santtu‐Matias Rouvali. This showcase promises to be an unforgettable display of musical talent that will leave you spellbound.


  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka – Brillante (Spanish Overture No. 1)
  • Nicolai Kapustin – Piano Concerto No. 5 (UK premiere)
  • Alexander Borodin – Symphony No. 2 Listen
  • Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky‐Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol
Program is subject to change


Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra London

The Philharmonia Orchestra is an orchestra based in London.

The orchestra was founded in 1945 by Walter Legge, and although it gave live concerts occasionally, it was mainly intended to be a recording orchestra for EMI, where Legge was an executive. Thomas Beecham led its debut concert in 1946, but he was rejected as the orchestra's principal conductor, following his attempts to take control of the orchestra and change its name. Beecham instead went on to found the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Conductor: Santtu‐Matias Rouvali
Piano: Frank Dupree


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