Henley Life October 2018 - page 7

WHAT’S ON HIGHLIGHTS
New Classical Music
Alive season
kicks off inOctober
On Saturday October 6 the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra will be returning to
The Hexagon to open their Classical Music
Alive season 2018-19 with a riveting
programme of orchestral favourites.
Opening the concert will be Brahms’s
expressive
Tragic Overture
with triumphant
brass and heroic strings.
The centrepiece of this concert is Grieg’s
glorious
Piano Concerto
, performed by
esteemed pianist, Andrew Zolinsky (pictured
right). With driving, rousing outer movements
and a touch of joie de vivre in the middle, this
piece is rightly considered one of the greatest
piano concertos of all time.
Andrew Zolinsky, described by the Royal
College of Music as “one of the most
distinctive musical voices of his generation” is
noted for bringing a vivid freshness, energy
and passion to his performances and this
concert will be no exception.
In contrast to the lyrical melodies of Grieg’s
masterpiece, Beethoven’s
Eroica Symphony
is
grand and majestic, with the orchestra out in
full force for this concert’s finisher.
The Concert Hall series also gets underway
on Thursday October 25 with award-winning
young Russian pianist, Pavel Kolesnikov
(pictured left).
Following his Wigmore Hall debut in January
2014,
The Telegraph
gave his recital a rare five-
star review and called it “one of the most
memorable of such occasions London has
witnessed in a while”.
Since becoming Prize Laureate of the
Honens International Piano Competition in
2012, Kolesnikov has performed around the
world.
Significant recital and festival appearances
include Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Berlin’s
Konzerthaus, the Louvre (Paris), Vancouver
Recital Society and Banff Summer Festival,
Plush Music Festival, and the BBC Proms. Pavel
was also a member of BBC Radio 3’s New
Generation Artists for 2014 to 2016 and RCM
Benjamin Britten Piano Fellow for 2015 to
2016.
A live recording of his prize-winning
performances was released on the Honens
label in March 2013, about which the BBC
Music Magazine wrote “tremendous clarity,
unfailing musicality and considerable beauty”.
His debut studio recording was released on
the Hyperion label to critical acclaim, with
The
Sunday Times
describing his playing on this
all-Tchaikovsky disc as having “affection and
élan”. His disc of the Chopin
Mazurkas
,
released on the Hyperion label, won
worldwide critical acclaim, winning a
Diapason D'Or Award in November 2016. His
latest CD from Hyperion is the music of Louis
Couperin, which forms part of his programme
for this concert.
Full price tickets are kept at a fantastically
competitive rate for this season at £17.50 to
£28 at The Hexagon, and £13.50 to £23.50 at
The Concert Hall.
Download the full 2018/2019 brochure and
book online at
.
Or call the Box Office on 0118 960 6060
for more
details.
Ticket prices
shown are
inclusive of
booking fee.
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