Phil 29 Mar

Xian Zhang conductor
Alina Pogostkina violin
BRAHMS Violin Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5

The possible hidden meanings within Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony have long fascinated audiences and critics alike. Along the way, expect a beautiful melody evoking Carmen, circus-inspired spectacle, and majestic brass chords. But beyond the Soviet heroism lies something more: framed by the musical drama lies the hushed religious contemplation of the third movement, the tender heart of the symphony that moved the audience to tears at its 1937 premiere.

Alina Pogostkina performs Brahms’s Violin Concerto, which features one of the most heartfelt melodies ever written for violin.

6.15pm Insights Talk (Free, no ticket required) Xian Zhang in conversation with John Florance.



29th Mar

2018/19 Season

Philharmonia Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphony No.5

22nd Season at De Montfort Hall


  • Classical & Opera
  • Tiered Seating

£13.50 £18.50 £24.50 £30.50 £37.50

Students and Under 25s £6 (not available on top price tickets)
Limited number of half price tickets for those in receipt of Pension Credit and Universal Credit (proof will be required)

Subscription packages available. To book, call 0116 233 3111 or visit the De Montfort Hall box office in person - we regret subscription bookings cannot be made online.

Running times
7pm Doors
7.30pm* First half
8.10pm Interval
8.30pm Second half
Please note, timings are approximate and subject to change without notice.

*Latecomers will be admitted after the first half only.

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