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Pictures at an Exhibition

The Anvil, Basingstoke
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Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado

Artists

Pablo Heras-Casado – conductor

Daniel Kharitonov – piano

Programme

Boulanger D'un soir triste Listen

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Listen

— Interval —

Mussorgsky orch. RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition Listen

Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns with three vivid Russian works, joined by one of today’s most exciting young pianists.

From the authoritative unison horns and huge piano chords of the opening bars, through sweeping romantic melodies and moments of intense drama to the triumphant finale, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto is an audience favourite. This was the piece that first brought Daniel Kharitonov to the attention of a worldwide public, when he played it in the 2015 Tchaikovsky Piano Competition aged just 16.

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is a vivid representation in music of ten paintings by Mussorgsky’s good friend Viktor Hartmann – the exhibition in question was organised after the artist’s untimely death. Contrasting scenes, from the humorous ‘Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks’ to the imposing ‘Great Gate of Kiev’, are linked by a ‘Promenade’ that leads the listener around this most memorable of galleries.

Though close to death, all of Lili Boulanger’s final orchestral works showcase her masterly control of harmony and orchestration in a burst of creativity. D’un soir triste is dark and passionate, as towering brass flow into delicate cello and celeste melodies, setting the scene with a passionate image of a mournful evening.

Need to know

Prices & Discounts

£16 – £42

Subscription discounts available; under-25s and concession discounts available

Running time

1 hour 50 minutes, including 20-minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

Anvil Arts box office: 01256 844244

Venue

The Anvil, Basingstoke

The Anvil

Churchill Way
Basingstoke
RG21 7QR

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Before the concert

Philharmonia trumpet player
Small-ensemble performance

Philharmonia MMSF Young Artists Recital

Members of the Philharmonia’s MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme

Programme to include:
Works for chamber ensemble

The Anvil, Basingstoke

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Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado on Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

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