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Leicester: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5

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Esther Yoo holding 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

£20 – £45

Subscription discounts available over the phone at 0116 233 3111; £10 tickets available for those aged 25 or under and students (£25 for top price tickets); half-price tickets available for recipients of Universal Credit

Running time

1 hour 45 minutes, including 20-minute interval

Programme notes

Free printed programmes will be available at the venue. Digital programme notes available here.

Box office

De Montfort Hall box office: 0116 233 3111

Before the event

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6pm, De Montfort Hall

Insights Talk

Free, no ticket required


De Montfort Hall
De Montfort Hall, Leicester

De Montfort Hall

Granville Rd

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