Global Concert Hall
About this event
Mendelssohn spent ten months travelling through Italy in his early twenties. The sunshine, the landscape, the cities and the people delighted him, and luckily for us he distilled all that youthful delight into his "Italian" Symphony. The music he once described as “blue sky in A major” evokes some of the scenes that made such an impression on him – bright expanses of countryside, dignified religious processions, and hurtling peasant dances.
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is another perennial favourite, and an essential summit on the path of any professional violinist. The soloist here, Sergey Khachatryan, has appeared with the Philharmonia for many years. Most recently he was praised for “a quite superb performance…honest and intense playing, with genuine feeling” (Bachtrack).
To open, Elim Chan has chosen an exuberant work for strings by New York composer Jessie Montgomery – “a handful of American folk melodies tossed into a strong wind, cascading and tumbling joyfully around one another” (Washington Post).
Purchase tickets for any three concerts of the Philharmonia’s series in the Global Concert Hall and you will receive a FREE ticket for an additional Philharmonia series concert, as a thank-you from the Philharmonia and IDAGIO. This special offer is only available through 28 October, and all concerts will be available to enjoy from your IDAGIO account.
Your ticket purchase will directly support the participating artists through IDAGIO’s Fair Artist Payout Model: IDAGIO pays 80% of the net revenue directly to the performers.
1. Concert – approx. 90 min
1. Jessie Montgomery: Strum for String Quartet (2006, rev. 2012)
2. Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor op. 64 MWV O 14
3. Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major op. 90 MWV N 16 “Italian”
Streamed live from the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.
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