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Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Royal Festival Hall
£12 — £58

Booking open to Friends only. Join now
Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 9.30am.

Conductor Ha-Na Chang sitting on a chair wearing a leather jacket and holding her baton


Han-Na Chang – conductor
Daniel Lozakovich – violin


Sofia Gubaidulina Fairytale Poem

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

— Interval —

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony would make many music-lovers’ top ten. Its dark, fateful mood only seems to heighten its appeal. The solemn clarinet motif of the opening, and the gorgeous horn melody of the second movement, are among its many memorable moments.

Tchaikovsky wrote his captivating Violin Concerto in a much more positive frame of mind, on holiday with the young student he hoped would premiere it. Tonight it is in the hands of 19-year-old Daniel Lozakovich. ‘He already plays like one of the greats’, wrote the Hamburguer Abendblatt, and Le Figaro called him ‘an exceptional talent.’

To open, Chang has chosen Sofia Gubaidulina’s Fairytale Poem. It dates from 1971, fourteen years before she was first allowed to leave the Soviet Union and Western audiences discovered her beguiling, atmospheric music.

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Prices & Discounts

£12 – £58 (premium)

Subscription discounts available; under-18s and concessions discounts available; £8 tickets for students via Student Pulse one month before the concert (limited availability)

Running Time

1 hour 30 minutes, including 20 minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717


Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road

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Before the concert

Musician Bryce Dessner holding a music score in a concert hall
Small-ensemble performance

Music of Today: Bryce Dessner

Robin O’Neill – conductor

  • Bryce Dessner The Forest for cello ensemble (UK premiere)
  • Bryce Dessner Lachrimae for strings (UK premiere)
Purcell Room

Booking open to Friends only. Join now
Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 9.30am.

More info No ticket required
£12 — £58