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Canterbury: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5

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Black and white image of Esther Yoo holding and playing the violin


Emilia Hoving – conductor
Esther Yoo – violin


Sibelius Lemminkaïnen Suite: Lemminkaïnen’s Return

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1

— Interval —

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Esther Yoo continues her close relationship with the Philharmonia in a performance of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

In concert and in the recording studio, Esther Yoo has developed a strong bond with the Orchestra, resulting in a recording of the Tchaikovsky Concerto in which “Her dark, aristocratic tone is treasurable” (Gramophone). In this concert, Yoo turns her attention to a later Russian work, written on the brink of the Revolution: Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto. This is a piece that turns convention upside down, with lyrical outer movements framing a satirical scherzo.

Emilia Hoving conducts the Philharmonia in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, in which the composer grapples with Fate on a journey from darkness to light, and in exhilarating music by Sibelius – who was deeply influenced by Tchaikovsky – charting the adventures of a Finnish philanderer, Lemminkäinen.

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Prices & Discounts

£16 – £51

Multi-buy discounts available; £10 ‘Discovery’ tickets available for ages 16-26; £10 tickets for schools

Running time

1 hr 50 mins, including an interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

The Marlowe Box Office: 01227 787787


The Marlowe, Canterbury

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