Thursday 9 Jun 2016, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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Pablo Heras-Casado conductor
Gil Shaham violin
Shostakovich Festive Overture
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5
Pablo Heras-Casado conducts a trio of Russian masterpieces. Initially deemed ‘unplayable’, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is still considered to be one of the most technically challenging works for violin. Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony is dazzlingly orchestrated and full of brilliant solos, ominous percussion and triumphant melodies.