Thursday 8 Jun 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
Venue Box Office: 0844 875 0073
Jonathan Stockhammer conductor
Mei Yi Foo piano
Various Composers Musical Toys
Abrahamsen Piano Concerto
London-based pianist Mei Yi Foo has dazzled audiences worldwide with exceptional virtuosity, fabulous musicianship and innovative programming. In this concert, you will encounter composers as diverse as Lachenmann, Gubaidulina, Rzewski and Kurtág with miniatures that enchant and provoke in equal measure. The centerpiece of the programme is master composer Hans Abrahamsen's magnificient Piano Concerto which packs a huge range of characters and effects into just 15 minutes. It's “a true concerto, but a quirky and never-predictable one” (The Guardian).
View the full programme notes for this performance on the Philharmonia blog.
In the evening performance at 7.30pm, join the Orchestra and conductor Enrique Mazzola as they perform works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schumann.
This concert is part of the Music of Today series