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Concert 7

Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
Nemanja Radulovic violin

KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

Take a musical journey with "the hottest conductor in Finland" (The Times), from the excitement of a piece chosen by you, our audience, to the ecstatic heights of Sibelius.

Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony would make it into many listeners’ top ten. It begins with a whisper from horns and timpani, which spreads through the woodwind section in a glorious evocation of sunrise. The second movement is a set of variations on a simple, wistful theme. Then comes the moment Sibelius fans have been waiting for - the magnificent ‘swan’ theme of the finale, with its jubilant horn chords and sweeping strings. Sibelius wrote it after witnessing the awe-inspiring sight of sixteen swans in flight: "One of the great experiences of my life! God, how beautiful," he wrote in his diary.

Violinist Nemanja Radulovic topped the classical charts with his recording of Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto for Deutsche Grammophon in 2018. He has all the virtuosity required for the folk-infused first movement, the soulfulness for the second movement’s melancholy song, and the flamboyance for the fiery finale.

To open the evening, we’re letting you take control: pick your favourite from a shortlist of works chosen by Santtu himself by visiting

5.30pm Philharmonia Chamber Players (Free, no ticket required)
An intimate recital of music to complement the evening's main concert.

22nd May

2019/20 Season

Philharmonia Orchestra CANCELLED

Santtu-Matias Rouvali: Sibelius Symphony No.5

  • Classical & Opera
  • Tiered Seating

Please note this performance has been cancelled.

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