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Nicola Benedetti & Philharmonia Chamber Players

Queen Elizabeth Hall
£15 — £52.50
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Nicola Benedetti playing the violin in concert at the Royal Festival Hall


Nicola Benedetti – violin
Philharmonia musicians


Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence Listen

Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht Listen

The ever-popular violinist Nicola Benedetti leads a group of soloists from the Philharmonia Orchestra in vivid chamber music inspired by art and poetry.
When Tchaikovsky visited Florence, he fell in love with the place, its art and its music. His Souvenir de Florence preserves some of the wonder he felt there.When Schoenberg read ‘Verklärte Nacht’ by the poet Richard Dehmel, he was moved to turn it into a wordless tone-poem, fuelled by his own new-found passion for the woman who later became his wife.Both composers, writing in a flood of inspiration, chose the luscious sounds of a string sextet for their purposes, creating works that made the most of the ensemble’s capacity for rich harmonies and lavish expression.Benedetti leads a group of soloists from the Philharmonia Orchestra in a celebration of this irresistible medium.A committed and accomplished performance from Benedetti, whose playing combines soaring lyrical sweetness with muscular confidence’ – The GuardianThere was an enjoyable balance, too, between the [Philharmonia Chamber] players’ individual musical personalities … so much so that you’d be convinced that this was a long-established chamber group’ – The Strad

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Prices & Discounts

£15 – £52.50

Multibuy offer available; under-18s and concessions discounts available

Running time

1 hr 15 minutes

Recommended age

From 7+

Programme notes

Free printed programmes will be available at the venue. Digital programme notes available a week before the event.

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Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm


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