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Santtu and Nemanja Radulović

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Nemanja Radulović – violin


Shostakovich Suite for Variety Orchestra (Jazz Suite No. 2) Listen

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 Listen

— Interval —

Beethoven Symphony No. 2 Listen

Watch the sparks fly as Santtu joins forces with virtuoso violinist Nemanja Radulović in a programme spanning styles and centuries.

Radulović is known for his adventurous, thrilling and technically masterful playing, perfect for the tumultuous finale of Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto. There’s a place for his tender, soulful side too, in the long-breathed, lyrical melodies of the first two movements.

Beethoven’s Second Symphony stands on the cusp, where Classical poise and grace meet a more personal and passionate Romantic sensibility. Full of confidence, energy and creativity, it was so hotly anticipated in Vienna that tickets for the 1802 premiere cost three times the venue’s usual price.

Shostakovich assembled music from his scores for stage and screen to create his Suite for Variety Orchestra, better known in the West as Jazz Suite No. 2. Saxophones, guitar and accordion, and a delightful succession of hummable tunes, give the orchestra a distinctive dance-hall flavour.

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Prices & Discounts

£13 – £65

Multi-buy offer available; under-18s and concessions discounts available; discounted tickets for students via Student Pulse (limited availability)

Running time:

1 hrs 45 mins, including a 20 minute 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

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