Conductor Yuri Simonov
Piano Natasha Paremski
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10
When it comes to Shostakovich the Moscow Philharmonic has form. Under Kirill Kondrashin the orchestra gave the long-postponed premiere of the 4th Symphony and followed it a year later with that of Babi Yar. Current Principal Conductor Yuri Simanov keeps the ‘special relationship’ burning bright, and pairs the compact 9th Symphony (‘pellucid’ was Shostakovich’s description) with the mighty 10th, premiered in the cultural ‘Soviet Spring’ that followed the death of Stalin and shot through with autobiographical ciphers. ‘Refereeing’ is the concerto that unlocked Rachmaninov’s creative block, played by a pianist who “fearlessly embraces the extremes of tenderness and fierce passion” (The Guardian).
This concert is part of the Symphony Project
Chamber Concert: Stephen Johnson & English Piano Trio
Tuesday 6 May, The Lantern, 7.30pm
Tickets: £12.90 (or £8.60 including booking fee when bought with a ticket to this concert)
6.25pm, free with a concert ticket to the main concert
Bristol based conductor Jonathan James interviews tonight’s soloist, Natasha Paremski. His insightful interviews provide a compelling and different take on the classical world.
Booking not required.