Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov The Nightingale and the Rose; The Nymph; It Was Not The Wind; A Farewell; The Flying Chain of Clouds is Thinning; The Larks Song is Ringing Louder
Alma Schindler-Mahler Die stille Stadt; In meines Vaters Garten; Laue Sommernacht; Bei dir iest es traut; Ich wandler unter Blumen
Sergei Rachmaninoff Dreams; The Lilacs; How Fair This Spot; Night is Mournful; They Answered; What Happiness; Spring Waters
Olena Tokar soprano
Igor Gryshyn piano
Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions, £5 under-18s)
NB Unallocated seating
£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees
Part of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts multibuy - click here for more information on multibuys
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From Friday 22 October 10am: LSO Patrons, LSO Pioneers & LSO Ambassador Friends
From Monday 25 October 10am: all LSO Friends (Ambassador, Benefactor, Associate & Supporter levels)
From Tuesday 2 November 10am
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change
Rachmaninoff’s life and career crossed over the 19th and 20th centuries, and took him from Europe to the US. In this series we hear his music alongside works by his friends and contemporaries.
Soprano Olena Tokar and pianist Igor Gryshyn explore the songs of Rachmaninoff and his contemporaries: music as intimate as it is ardent.
‘Spellbinding’ was how one critic recently described the Ukrainian soprano Olena Tokar; another praised the ‘sensuous, translucent fragility’ of her singing. In other words, she’s a near-ideal interpreter of the songs of Sergei Rachmaninoff and his Russian contemporaries, and today, with regular collaborator Igor Gryshyn, she performs a personal selection: miniature dramas of yearning, tenderness and delight, charged with all of Rachmaninoff’s unrivalled gift for atmosphere and melody.
We are doing everything we can to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Below are answers to some FAQs, and you can find further information here.
The majority of our seats are no longer socially-distanced, however some rows of seats in the stalls remain configured in socially-distanced singles and pairs. All seats are unallocated – you may book for stalls or balcony, and are then free to sit wherever you wish.