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Basingstoke: Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony

The Anvil, Basingstoke
£17 – £45
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Daniel Lozakovich holding violin up against dark background


Tugan Sokhiev – conductor
Daniel Lozakovich – violin


Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2

— Interval —

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2

Tugan Sokhiev takes to the podium to conduct a staple of the Romantic repertoire – Rachmaninov’s ever-popular Symphony No. 2.

With the stormy horn motif that opens the second movement followed by a fierce scherzo, and the singing clarinet theme of the third – one of the most beautiful melodies Rachmaninov ever wrote – the symphony boasts many memorable moments. There’s a reason why the Second Symphony is widely considered one of the composer’s best works: this is unabashed Romanticism at its best.

First, Swedish virtuoso Daniel Lozakovich is the soloist in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Lyrical, long-breathed melodies fill the first two movements of the piece. But the violin’s singing lines are tinged with darkness, and give way to a stumbling dance in the finale – a perfect way for Lozakovich to impress us with his acclaimed technique.

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Prices & Discounts

£17 – £45

Group discounts available; under 25s and f/t students £12 (includes £4 booking fee)

Running time

1 hr 50 mins, including an interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

Anvil Arts Box Office: 01256 844244


The Anvil, Basingstoke

The Anvil

Churchill Way
RG21 7QR

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