Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Frank Dupree – piano


Glinka Capriccio Brillante (Spanish Overture No. 1) Listen

Kapustin Piano Concerto No. 5 (UK premiere) Listen

— Interval —

Borodin Symphony No. 2 Listen

Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol Listen

At the heart of this colourful programme is a jazz piano concerto by Ukraine-born composer Nikolai Kapustin.

“The astonishing Frank Dupree”, a pianist whose playing “make[s] you smile and shake your head in disbelief” (Gramophone), has made it his mission to bring Kapustin’s music to a wider audience. And it’s well worth discovering. The energy of big band jazz meets virtuosic orchestration and solo piano writing of such freedom and creativity that it feels like improvisation.

Borodin’s Second Symphony is considered by many to be his finest work. Like his opera Prince Igor, it summons up a world of warriors and heroes in powerful music with a nod to Russian folklore.

Two lively Spanish-flavoured pieces complete the evening, a showcase for the dazzling skill and versatility of the Philharmonia musicians and their Principal Conductor Santtu.


Need to know

Prices & Discounts

£15 – £70

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

Running time

1 hour 45 minutes, including an interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Programme notes

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

Box office

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

Before the event


Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road

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