Thursday 14 Feb 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Christian Schumann conductor

Anna Fedorova piano

Verdi Prelude to Act I, La traviata

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2


Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet

Debussy Clair de Lune for orchestra

Bizet Carmen, Suite (excerpts)

Mascagni Intermezzo, Cavalleria Rusticana

This Valentine's Day, enjoy an evening of romance with some of the most ardent, passionate music even written.

The Philharmonia embarks on a whirlwind tour of turbulent operatic love stories by Verdi, Bizet and Mascagni, and Tchaikovsky’s aply named 'Fantasy Overture' for Romeo and Juliet. Debussy's shimmering Clair de Lune (Moonlight) provides a moment of calm.

To complete the programme, pianist Anna Fedorova performs Rachmaninov’s much-loved Piano Concerto No. 2, which famously gave classic film Brief Encounter its heart-wrenching soundtrack.



  • Prices: £65 (premium); £48; £39; £29; £22; £15
  • Discounts: Subscription discounts do not apply; under-18s and concessions discounts available
  • Running time: 130 minutes, including 20-minute interval

This concert is part of the Piano Masterworks series