Our celebration of Russian music concludes with Rachmaninov’s grandest symphony, under the baton of fan-favourite conductor John Wilson.
But first, mirroring our March concert in Canterbury, the programme opens with a fairytale scene: Lyadov’s mysterious The Enchanted Lake is inspired by Russian folklore.
Similarly enchanting, and filled with rich harmonies, Glazunov’s exquisite Violin Concerto captures the essence of Russian spirit, complemented by an almost improvised sense of freedom and spontaneity.
Completing the programme, Rachmaninov’s Third Symphony contains all his trademarks: beautiful melodies, delicate moments and an explosive finale. But it looks ahead too, anticipating the exciting future of 20th-century music.
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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
1 hour 40 minutes, including 20-minute interval
The Marlowe box office: 01227 787787