Wednesday 30 Nov 2016, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

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Nicholas Collon conductor

Francesco Piemontesi piano

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Ravel Piano Concerto in G

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Walton Symphony No. 1

Opening with Vaughan Williams’ lush and unmistakably British Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, this programme moves on to Vaughan Williams’s teacher, Ravel, whose expansive Piano Concerto in G is performed by Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi. The first ever recording of Walton’s Symphony No. 1 – one of the most enduring of English symphonies – was made by the Philharmonia in 1953, conducted by the composer himself.

6.15pm Free pre-concert talk