Russia and Beyond
14th November 2010, 15.00-17.45
Voyager School, Mountsteven Ave, Peterborough
With names like Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin and Shostakovich, it is no wonder that Russian music is so popular. Add to it music by their more exotic brethren from Armenia in the form of Khatchaturian and Arutunian and you get a concert of dazzling brilliance that you simply can’t afford to miss!
Words can’t convey the magic of music like “Spartacus”, but to those of a certain age mention “The Onedin Line” and you know you are on to a winner. Shostakovich’s magical suite from “The Gadfly”, a Russian film about passion and intrigue in pre-republican Italy, features the wonderful Romance with its ravishing violin melody, followed by the irresistible grandeur of Tchaikovsky’s ballet suite from “The Sleeping Beauty”? A journey travelling east across the Steppes of Central Asia, is portrayed in Borodin’s beautiful tone picture, to an exotic and virtuosic Trumpet Concerto, played by the brilliant soloist, Anthony Thompson. Then we join Rimsky-Korsakov abroad in Spain for one of the most dazzling displays of orchestral brilliance, his Capriccio Espagnol.
You can’t do better than join City of Peterborough Symphony Orchestra to take you on a wonderful musical journey to the East under the inspired direction of conductor, Paul Hilliam. See you there at the Voyager!
Tickets, £12.50 full price, £10.00 concession, Accompanied schoolchildren FREE