Russian State Symphony Orchestra

Valentin Uryupin conductor
Chloë Hanslip violin

KHACHATURIAN Masquerade: Suite
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2 ‘Little Russian’

Valentin Uryupin and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra treat us to a white night of classics from their homeland. From its famous opening waltz, Moscow-based Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite attractively reflects its composer’s Armenian roots. The consummate artist that is Chloë Hanslip is then soloist in Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto. Its remarkably wide range of expression and its sheer wealth of colour make it one of the greatest violin concertos of the twentieth century.

“The whole company could almost have torn me to pieces in their delight”, wrote Tchaikovsky after airing his Second Symphony at a St Petersburg soirée. Nicknamed ‘Little Russian’, each of its four movements quote Ukrainian folk songs, including the famous ‘Volga Boat Song’.

Tickets for the Russian State Symphony Orchestra (subject to booking fees) at Sheffield City Hall are available online at through the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.

Contact Information

Phone: 0114 278 9789




Sheffield City Hall

Barker's Pool


South Yorkshire

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Opening Times

On: 18/10/2018

7 pm



Sheffield City Hall


Tickets £21, £19, £16 Students & Under 18's £5 (subject to booking fees)