Classical Music

The Virtual Orchestra: Live In Concert

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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre


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The Virtual Orchestra: Live In Concert

Take a journey through four moments in musical history

See the orchestra behind The Virtual Orchestra live on stage at the iconic Royal Festival Hall. Take a journey through four moments in musical history with the Philharmonia Orchestra and its Principal Conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen. Travel from the stirring music of Sibelius, written in the aftermath of the First World War, to the mystical rings of Jupiter in Holst’s The Planets. Hear the fearful heartbeats of Berlioz’s March to the Scaffold and finally, experience the Russian legend of Stravinsky’s magical Firebird – a piece with one of the loudest endings of all time. Occupying a spot at the cutting edge of classical music, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen play you some of the best music that classical composers have to offer. Having experienced the Philharmonia in 360° Virtual Reality at The Virtual Orchestra, now take your seat for the full live experience in this specially created, informal concert experience. PERFORMERS: Philharmonia Orchestra Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor) PROGRAMME: Gustav Holst: Mars, the bringer of war from The Planets Gustav Holst: Jupiter, the bringer of jollity from The Planets Jean Sibelius: Allegro molto (Finale) from Symphony No.5 in E flat Hector Berlioz: March to the scaffold (4th movement) from Symphonie Fantastique György Ligeti: Atmosphères Igor Stravinsky: Excerpts from The Firebird (selected by Esa-Pekka Salonen) Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted. There is no interval in this performance.

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