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Russian Classics Part II

The Marlowe, Canterbury
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Photo of conductor John Wilson


John Wilson – conductor
Benjamin Beilman – violin


Lyadov The Enchanted Lake Listen

Glazunov Violin Concerto Listen

— Interval —

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 3 Listen

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

Running time

1 hour 40 minutes, 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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