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Valentine’s Day Gala


Photo of conductor Holly Mathieson


Holly Mathieson – conductor

Martin James Bartlett – piano


Puccini Manon Lescaut, Intermezzo Listen

Bizet Carmen (excerpts from Suite) Listen

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Listen

— Interval —

Barry Out of Africa, Main Title Listen

Mahler Symphony No. 5, Adagietto Listen

Khachaturian Spartacus Suite, Adagio Listen

Prokofiev Cinderella (selections) Listen

This Valentine’s Day, enjoy an evening of romance with some of the most ardent, passionate music even written.

Under the baton of conductor Holly Mathieson, the Philharmonia embarks on a whirlwind tour of turbulent film and operatic love stories including Bizet’s Carmen, and John Barry’s Out of Africa.

And to complete the programme, pianist Martin James Bartlett performs Rachmaninov’s much-loved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with its unforgettable ‘18th Variation’ that has formed the backdrop to countless romantic Hollywood films including the classic love story between Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour in Somewhere in Time.

Need to know

Prices & Discounts

£15 – £49

Subscription and multi-buy discounts available; £10 ‘Discovery’ tickets available for ages 16-26; concession discounts available; £10 tickets for schools

Running time

2 hours, including 20-minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

The Marlowe box office: 01227 787787


The Marlowe, Canterbury

The Marlowe

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