Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Classic FM Live: Tchaikovsky & Russian composers at Royal Albert Hall, 19 Apr

Classic FM Live returns to London's Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 19 April with a stunning programme of Classic FM favourites as we prepare to celebrate 20 years on air this year.

Sponsored by Nissan, Classic FM Live promises to be an evening of the greatest classical music of all time and stunning performances from internationally renowned musicians, hosted by Classic FM's John Suchet. Buy your tickets now.

The first class line-up features The Orchestra of Opera North alongside a host of star soloists including the up and coming young Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov who powered his way to win the London International Piano Competition in 2009. We're thrilled that he'll be joining us on the Classic FM Live stage for a performance of Tchaikovsky's much-loved Piano Concerto No.1.

The evening's programme also includes one of the world's leading clarinettists Michael Collins, performing the Finale from Weber's Clarinet Concerto No.2, talented Trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and the acclaimed classical singer Laura Wright. 

The complete programme looks like this:
First half
Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Weber - Finale from Clarinet Concerto No.2 Clarinet: Michael Collins
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1 . Piano: Behzod Abduraimov

Second half
Shostakovich - Festive Overture
Piazzolla - Libertango Trumpet: Tine Thing Helseth
Delibes - Les Filles de Cadiz Trumpet: Tine Thing Helseth
Laura Wright - The White Cliffs Of Dover and I Vow To Thee My Country
Khachaturian - Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture

To buy tickets for Classic FM Live on Thursday 19th April, click here or call the Royal Albert Hall on 0845 401 5034


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