Dancing with the Orchestra
Alina in the Spotlight

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Dancing with the Orchestra
Alina in the Spotlight

Hungarian vitality and Russian glamour make for a brilliant, dance-inspired concert.

Kodály's exhilarating Dances of Galanta was inspired by traditional Hungarian folk music and the swaggering verbunkos dances of the hussars – intended to impress young men into joining up. There's a hint of the verbunkos in Bartók's Violin Concerto No.2 as well as humour and magic. The breathtaking inventiveness and sonorous beauty of this concerto make it the perfect showpiece for both the orchestra and soloist Alina Ibragimova. Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances – his final work – was almost a ballet. And while its dark glamour and splendid brass alleluias might not have you dancing in the aisles, you're sure to be caught up in its musical momentum. Sign up here!

The concert will conclude at approximately 3.25pm (Thu), 9.55pm (Fri), 3.55pm (Sat).

 

Winter Nights on Spotify

Winter Nights on Spotify

Get inspired to get out of your house and into ours this winter with music you’ll hear at our performances in 2017!

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Pre-concert Talk

Join us for the pre-concert talk by Natalie Shea in the Northern Foyer, 45 minutes before each performance.

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