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Voices of Revolution: Russia 1917

The Royal College of Music is delighted to be a part of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Voices of Revolution: Russia 1917 series.

From chamber music concerts to a performance with conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy at the Royal Festival Hall, we explore the varied music from the extraordinary period of the Russian Revolution.

 

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Russian Chamber Music: Lament & Inspiration

7:30pm | 18 October 2017
Britten Theatre

Hear lyrical piano trios from Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, which bookend Glazunov's landmark saxophone quartet.

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Russian Chamber Music: Seasons & Soundscapes

7:30pm | 23 October 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition takes listeners on a musical tour of an art gallery. Alongside, RCM pianists bring to life works by Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Tchaikovsky.

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Pre-concert event: Mystics & Modernists

6:00pm | 26 October 2017
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

RCM students perform chamber music from the time of the Russian Revolution, with cultural, musical and historical context provided by broadcaster and RCM professor Ivan Hewett.

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Voices of Revolution: Youth & Optimism

7:30pm | 26 October 2017
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

The RCM Symphony Orchestra returns to London’s Royal Festival Hall to perform an all-Russian programme under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy.

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Russian Chamber Music: Wartime & Alliance

7:30pm | 31 October 2017
Britten Theatre

Yuli Khait's rousing March of the Aviators is performed alongside Stravinsky’s powerful wartime description of the encounter between a soldier and the devil.

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Russian Chamber Music: Poetry & Piano

7:30pm | 13 November 2017
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall

RCM musicians perform avant-garde piano music from early 20th-century Russia, which both inspired and was inspired by revolutionary poets.

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