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Thursday 8 March 2018, 7.30pm
LOVE STORIES FROM
THE SILVER SCREEN
Carl Davis
conductor
Programme to include music from:
Love Story, Gone with the Wind,
La La Land, West Side Story,
Dr Zhivago, Mamma Mia, Star Wars,
James Bond, Romeo and Juliet,
among
many more.
Conducted by Carl Davis,
Philharmonia
at the Movies
returns with a concert
of some of the most iconic film scores
and unforgettable love songs from the
greatest romantic films of all time.
The themes of love, passion and
romance shine through in the instantly
recognisable yearning melody to 1970
Tuesday 10 April 2018, 7.30pm
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN:
MAHLER 1
Esa-Pekka Salonen
conductor
David Fray
piano
BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 2
MAHLER
Symphony No. 1
A magical spring dawn — or the creation
of the universe itself? One thing’s for sure:
the opening of Mahler’s First Symphony
is the start of a thrilling journey, and
from that extraordinary beginning
right through to the roof-raising finish,
there’s no more dynamic guide than
the great Esa-Pekka Salonen — the
Philharmonia’s Principal Conductor &
Artistic Advisor, and one of the finest
living Mahler interpreters in the world
today. Beethoven’s wittiest piano concerto
should make a delightful complement.
6.15pm, pre-concert talk
Garden Suite,
FREE entry
An introduction to the evening’s
programme
1:
Tony and Maria: Balcony Scene from 1961 film
West Side Story
© Alamy
2:
Esa-Pekka Salonen © Minna Hatinen
Tuesday 8 May 2018, 7.30pm
PASSION & POETRY
Christoph Altstaedt
conductor
Singers to be announced
WAGNER
Siegfried Idyll
MASSENET
Cendrillon
(arias and excerpts)
VERDI
La traviata
(arias and excerpts)
LISZT
Les préludes
Rising-star conductor Christoph Altstaedt
brings a programme of romantic 19th-
century story-telling — both operatic and
symphonic — to the De Montfort Hall
stage. The evening opens and closes with
two symphonic poems: Liszt’s lushly scored
Les préludes
and Wagner’s
Siegfried Idyll
.
The music for the
Idyll
— later used in
Wagner’s opera
Siegfried
— was composed
for Wagner’s wife Cosima’s birthday, and
first performed as a surprise for her on the
stairs of their villa in Lucerne. In between,
themes of love and heartache in two of
the most popular operas of the Romantic
era: Massenet’s
Cinderella
and the tragedy
of Violetta in Verdi’s
La traviata
.
film
Love Story
and the soaring notes
that set the tone to Margaret Mitchell’s
sweeping emotional epic
Gone with the
Wind
, heard alongside soundtracks to
Dr Zhivago, La La Land
and the most tragic
love story of all time,
Romeo and Juliet
.
6.15pm, pre-concert talk,
FREE entry
Carl Davis in conversation
with John Florance
2017 / 18
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