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 www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk through the ticket hotline on 0114 2 789 789 and in person at the Sheffield City Hall Box Office.
Phone: 0114 278 9789
Sheffield City Hall
On: 18/10/20187 pm
Tickets £21, £19, £16 Students & Under 18's £5 (subject to booking fees)