Elim Chan – conductor
Alice Sara Ott – piano


Berlioz Overture, Le Corsaire Listen

Dessner Piano Concerto (UK premiere, Philharmonia Orchestra co-commission)

— Interval —

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Listen

Be the first to hear Bryce Dessner’s new Piano Concerto, written for the “dazzling… unstoppable” (The Guardian) pianist Alice Sara Ott.

Dessner defies categorisation, with Grammy awards for both classical composition and an album with his band The National, and several acclaimed film scores to his name. A Dessner premiere is a major event in London’s musical calendar, as is any performance by Alice Sara Ott – a collaboration between these two powerhouses of creativity will be an evening to remember.

To top it off, Elim Chan conducts Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, an enduring favourite with audiences and musicians alike. A beguiling solo violin melody represents the clever bride who spins captivating tales of sailors and shipwrecks, princes and princesses, to keep her husband the Sultan under her spell for 1001 nights.

Need to know

Prices & Discounts

£10 – £65

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

Running time

1 hour 30 mins, 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


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