Tuesday 14 Jan 2020, 7pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

Venue Box Office: 0116 233 3111

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay violin

Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegel

Sibelius Violin Concerto

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Stravinsky The Firebird

Our Principal Conductor makes a welcome return to Leicester for an evocative programme culminating in Stravinsky’s timeless masterpiece, The Firebird.

Before, a chance to hear our own Concert Master Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay take centre-stage. A familiar figure on stage at Philharmonia concerts, tonight gives a chance to hear our leader’s skill as a soloist, as he takes on Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. It casts its spell with soulful melody, rhythmic power and flights of virtuosity.

Till Eulenspiegel depicts the “merry pranks” of its eponymous hero, a German peasant who flirts, teases, pokes fun at the clergy and rides his horse through a marketplace. 

 

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE

  • Prices: £37.50; £30.50; £24.50; £18.50; £13.50 (booking fee included in price)
  • Discounts: Subscription discounts available over the phone at 0116 233 3111; £6 tickets available for those aged 25 or under; half-price tickets available for recipients of Universal Credit or Pension Credit
  • Running time: 125 minutes, including 20 minute interval
  • Recommended age: 7+

This concert is part of the Salonen Series series