Tchaikovsky Symphony No 3
Yefim Bronfman - Tchaikovsky Symphony No 3
SHOSTAKOVICH: Concerto for Trumpet, Piano and Strings
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No 3 ('Polish')
Valery Gergiev conductor
Yefim Bronfman piano
Philip Cobb trumpet
London Symphony Orchestra
Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto (1933) is full of zingy wit. He composed this enjoyable work to showcase his own gifts at the keyboard, but wrote his second (1957) for his son Maxim – the result is an immensely appealing piece, with its ‘maddeningly catchy’ melodies. Tchaikovsky’s Third Symphony – his only symphony in a major key – derives its nickname from the Polish dance rhythms that animate the final movement.
Tickets: £8 £14 £19 £25 £32
Free pre-concert talk for 13-18s and their families
Get inside the music and bring the concert to life with an informal and lively introduction by presenter Rachel Leach and a player from the Orchestra. All 13–18s plus families and friends welcome. The pre-concert talk is included in the price of your concert ticket; however booking for the talk is essential: call 020 7382 2559 or email email@example.com.
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Eating at the Barbican
We are delighted that Searcys restaurant on Level 1 will be opening specially for this concert from 5.30pm. Please visit their webpage on the Barbican website for menus and online booking.