Philharmonia Chamber Players: Prodigy and Fantasy
Early works by two masters of their craft rub shoulders in this free evening with the Philharmonia Chamber Players.
Written when he was just 17, Mendelssohn’s String Quintet showcases a composer already at the height of his skills. Fiery virtuosity and memorable melodies stand out from a luxurious sound-world that envelops the listener like a warm embrace. It’s a chance to hear the Philharmonia’s celebrated rich string sound in a more intimate setting.
From one young prodigy to another – Britten wrote his Phantasy Quartet when he was 18. The piece takes us on a journey out of silence and back again, through a brooding, uncertain landscape coloured by the expressive sound of the solo oboe. Tonight’s performance features the Philharmonia’s young Joint Principal Oboe Tom Blomfield.
FREE, no ticket required
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No ticket required – just walk in
45 minutes, no interval
Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm
After the event
Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Nicola Benedetti – violin
- Brahms Violin Concerto
- Shostakovich Symphony No. 7, 'Leningrad'
Booking for Friends of the Philharmonia opens at 10am on Thursday, 4 November. General booking opens Thursday, 11 November.