FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE
On Saturday 24 November the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Leeds Town Hall, to present a programme of music inspired by stories and pictures from across the globe.
Maestro Vasily Petrenko leads the country’s longest surviving orchestra through performances of Tchaikovsky’s symphonic fantasy Francesca da Rimini, Mussorgsky’s Picture’s at an Exhibition, a work conceived in tribute to his close friend, architect and painter Victor Hartmann resulting in a cinematic suite of piano pieces depicting a selection of paintings.
Also taking to the stage is sensational violinist Elena Urioste, who performs Korngold’s Violin Concerto, which marries cinematic style with the concert hall in an unashamedly romantic work for solo violin and orchestra.
Vasily Petrenko started his music education at the St Petersburg Capella Boys Music School – the oldest music school in Russia. He then studied at the St Petersburg Conservatoire and has also participated in masterclasses with such major figures as Ilya Musin, Mariss Jansons, and Yuri Temirkanov. Following considerable success in a number of international conducting competitions, he was appointed Chief Conductor of the St Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra and has worked with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic since 2006.
Elena Urioste, recently selected as a BBC New Generation Artist, has been hailed by critics and audiences alike for her lush tone, the nuanced lyricism of her playing, and her commanding stage presence. Since first appearing with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age thirteen, she has made acclaimed debuts with major orchestras throughout the United States.
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