Monday, 19 November 2018

Night of the Russians

BRITISH cellist Steven Isserlis makes a one-night appearance at the Hexagon next weekend in an evening of music from the

BRITISH cellist Steven Isserlis makes a one-night appearance at the Hexagon next weekend in an evening of music from the great Russian composers alongside the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, writes Lesley Potter.

Isserlis, fêted worldwide for his musicianship and technical wizardry, will play Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No 1 on his Marquis de Corberon Stradivarius of 1726, which is on loan to him from the Royal Academy of Music.

The evening’s repertoire, under the baton of Ukranian-born principal conductor Kirill Karabits, opens with Mussorgsky’s tone poem Prelude To Khovantchina, more commonly known as Dawn On The Moscow River. Completing the Russian programme is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4 In F Minor.

Tickets for the concert on Sunday, February 24 start at £16. If you’ve never been to a Classical Music Alive concert at a Reading venue you can book a £10 Test Drive ticket.

Box Office 0118 960 6060 or visit www.readingarts.com

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