- Stephen Johnson
- Behemoth Dances (UK premiere)
- Piano Concerto No. 3
- Symphony No. 2
- John Lill
- Pavel Kogan
For almost seven decades, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra has been recognised as one of the foremost interpreters of the classic Russian composers. Tonight’s Russian themed concert is led by Chief Conductor Pavel Kogan.
The concert begins with the UK premiere of Stephen Johnson’s short suite based on a character from The Master and Margarita, a classic novel by the Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov.
We welcome back John Lill CBE after his successful series of Beethoven Piano Sonatas at Cadogan Hall, for which he was highly commended by critics. Tonight he joins the orchestra to give a performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, one of the composer’s most popular works – an energetic masterpiece laced with biting wit, romantic interludes and a fiery solo part.
The orchestra finishes with Rachmaninov’s hauntingly beautiful and hopeful Symphony No. 2, an outpouring of passionate emotion into an inexhaustible stream of gorgeous melodies.
The Moscow State Symphony Orchestra’s UK tour is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation .