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Joshua Bell plays Brahms

Royal Festival Hall
£12 — £58
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Tickets go on general sale on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 9.30am.

Violinist Joshua Bell, wearing a black t-shirt, holding his violin and smiling at camera


Lahav Shani – conductor
Joshua Bell – violin


Brahms Violin Concerto

— Interval —

Bruckner Symphony No. 4, Romantic

Joshua Bell is one of the world’s finest violinists. He joins the Orchestra and brilliant young conductor Lahav Shani, to perform a pinnacle of the violin repertoire.

The first movement of Brahms’s Violin Concerto brims with melodies of such spontaneity and freshness that they almost feel improvised. The second opens with a gorgeously serene theme, played by the oboe and then taken up by the violin. And the third has a fiery Hungarian flavour, demanding the perfect balance of precision and freedom, energy and expressiveness from the soloist.

Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 is an equally thrilling musical experience. Written when Bruckner was 50, it was his first major success as an orchestral composer, and has been a gateway to his music for many listeners since. It opens with a magical evocation of daybreak, announced by a lone horn, and paints a succession of scenes from the Austrian countryside Bruckner loved – a hunt, moments of prayer and song, and afternoon in the forest.

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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

2 hours 10 minutes, including 20 minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

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Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717


Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road

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Book tickets
£12 — £58