march, 2022

23mar19:30London, UK - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Britten, Shostakovich, Walton19:30 Royal Festival Hall


Event Details

Vasily Petrenko, Conductor
Pablo Ferrández, Cello
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Britten, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No.1
Walton, Symphony No.1

Royal Festival Hall Programme Note:
Composed during the tumultuous 1930s, it remains timeless in its appeal, reminding us of the hope that great music can provide. It was instantly recognised as a masterpiece.

Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra has introduced listeners of all ages and abilities to the different sections of the orchestra for almost 80 years.

This ingenious composition provides the perfect platform to showcase the talents of the RPO’s musicians.

Dynamic young cellist Pablo Ferrández joins the orchestra to perform what is considered one of the most challenging works for the instrument: Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1, noted for its dual influences from both the neo-classical and post-Romantic eras.


(Wednesday) 19:30


Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX