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Wednesday 19 August 2015

Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor

Pierre-Laurent Aimard Piano

Ravel Mother Goose Suite 
 Piano Concerto in G
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini

Celebrating 30 years of revelatory performances, the Philharmonia Orchestra and its powerful Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen have one of the most celebrated and fruitful relationships in the classical world. For the first of their two Festival concerts, Salonen brings a brightly coloured programme of music he has long loved and admired.

Please note: Lang Lang has had to withdraw from the concert due to illness. He has a severe ear infection and, on advice of doctors, is unable to fly. 

Pierre-Laurent Aimard has very kindly agreed to perform in this concert at very short notice. In a change from the advertised programme, he will perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. The Philharmonia Orchestra will open the concert with a performance of Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and the rest of the programme remains unchanged.

Lang Lang is very much hoping to be well enough to travel in time to make his scheduled recital debut at the Festival on Friday 21 August.

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  • Running time: 
    1 hour and 45 minutes approximately

Supported by

Joscelyn Fox



Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Piano

Ravel Mother Goose Suite 
 Piano Concerto in G
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini


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Philharmonia Orchestra | The Scotsman review

August 22nd 2015

Esa-Pekka Salonen directed a hi-definition account of the Stravinsky that was fresh, authoritative and vita ★★★★

Read the full review here (The Scotsman)

Review by: 

Ken Walton
Music Critic
The Scotsman

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Stalls: £46 £39 £32
Upper circle: £26 £20 £14
Organ gallery: £14

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