Thursday 14 Jun 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Shiyeon Sung conductor

Sunwook Kim piano

Rossini Overture, William Tell

Grieg Piano Concerto


Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor

Conductor Shiyeon Sung comes together with pianist Sunwook Kim for the celebratory closing concert of the 2017-18 Korea-UK Season.

The timeless beauty of Grieg’s Piano Concerto leads into the turbulence of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. In his own words, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony marked his ‘complete resignation before Fate’. ‘Fate’ winds unrelenting through each movement, interrupting a love song, cutting in on a waltz and finally taking on the form of a march into the blazing finale.

Unfortunately, Han-Na Chang, who was originally advertised to conduct this performance, is unwell and can no longer attend. We are grateful to Shiyeon Sung for stepping in at short notice.  

This concert is presented in partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre UK as part of the 2017-18 Korea-UK Season