Thursday 4 Dec 2014, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Juraj Valčuha conductor

Jonathan Biss piano

Olena Tokar soprano

Kai Rüütel mezzo soprano

Richard Strauss Don Juan

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9, K271 Jeunehomme


Humperdinck Suite, Hänsel und Gretel

Richard Strauss Suite, Der Rosenkavalier

The festive season begins with tonight’s concert, coupling the suite from Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel with Strauss’s good-humoured high farce about two young lovers, Der Rosenkavalier. The opening work, also by Strauss, set the musical world on fire in 1888. In less than 20 minutes of music, Strauss stretches the limits of what a symphony orchestra is capable of with a finale that will, quite simply, knock your socks off.