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Brussels Philharmonic


Tragic Overture
Violin Concerto
Symphony No. 6, ‘Pathétique’


Michel Tabachnik
Alexander Sitkovetsky

The Brussels Philharmonic – the Orchestra of Flanders, founded in 1935, makes its Cadogan Hall debut with Chief Conductor and Musical Director, Michel Tabachnik. The orchestra are joined by young Russian violinist Sasha Sitkovetsky to perform Mendelssohn’s sunny Violin Concerto – his final orchestral work and a piece which perfectly unites melody and orchestration, structure and feeling.

6.30pm, Culford Room: Pre-concert music by RCM students
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13
(Pierre Frapier, Ioana Forna, Francis Gallagher, Florian Sattler)

Part of Zurich International Concert Series 2011-12

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

One of the great Russian orchestras performs an all-Russian programme of Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky (Violin Concerto) and Mussorgsky (Pictures at an Exhibition).

Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Eighth Symphonies by Schubert and Dvořák frame Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 with soloist Nicola Benedetti.

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Panunik's Sinfonia Rustica, Bruch's Violin Concerto with soloist Kuba Jakowicz, and Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Ann all-Sibelius programme from Finland's greatest orchestra, with soloist Elina Vähälä, including the Violin Concerto and Fifth Symphony.

Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra

Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.

Camerata Salzburg

An all-Mozart programme, with soloist Hilary Hahn, including Violin Concerto No. 4 and Symphony No. 29.

Berlin Symphony Orchestra

Schumann's romantic Piano Concerto, with 18-year-old soloist Kit Armstrong, and Beethoven's Third Symphony.

Sitkovetsky has a terrific technique to be sure, but his confident, entirely natural musicianship, is what sets him apart from the crowd.


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