Series voices of revolution russia 1917

The Revolution in which Lenin and his Bolshevik Party took power in Russia in 1917 was one of the defining events of the 20th century. It set in motion a global political earthquake and ripped apart the social fabric of Russia, affecting the lives and music of all Russian composers. One hundred years later, our Conductor Laureate, Vladimir Ashkenazy, explores the music of an extraordinary period. He brings to the podium first-hand experience of a musician’s life first in Soviet Russia, then in self-imposed exile.

Thursday 12 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Series Advisor Martin Sixsmith leads a discussion about Battleship Potemkin with Russian and Soviet Film Studies professor, Philip Cavendish. FREE admission


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Thursday 12 Oct 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Shostakovich Symphonic excerpts to accompany a live screening of Battleship Potemkin


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Thursday 26 Oct 2017, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

An introduction to the evening's programme with broadcaster and Royal College of Music professor, Ivan Hewett. Accompanying the talk, students from the Royal College of Music will perform a selection of chamber works:

Scriabin Two Poèmes, Op. 3


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Thursday 26 Oct 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra

Daniel Kharitonov piano


Programme to include:

Kabalevsky Suite, The Comedians, Op. 26, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1...


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Monday 13 Nov 2017, 7.30pmAmaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music, London

Programme to include:

Bely Petersburg, 1914 (Reading), Prokofiev Visions fugitives op 22...

Tuesday 13 Mar 2018, 7.30pmBritten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London

Programme to include:

Mosolov Four Newspaper Announcements, Op. 21, Mosolov Three Children's Scenes, Op. 18...

Wednesday 21 Mar 2018, 6.30pmThe Anvil, Basingstoke

Series consultant Martin Sixsmith introduces the evening's programme. FREE admission, ticket required. 

NB this talk will take place in The Forge at The Anvil


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Wednesday 21 Mar 2018, 7.45pmThe Anvil, Basingstoke

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Ailish Tynan soprano

Behzod Abduraimov piano


Programme to include:

Mosolov The Iron Foundry, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3...


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Thursday 22 Mar 2018, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Series consultant Martin Sixsmith in conversation with Professor of Music History, Marina Frolova-Walker. FREE admission


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Thursday 22 Mar 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Ailish Tynan soprano

Behzod Abduraimov piano


Programme to include:

Mosolov The Iron Foundry, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3...


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Sunday 29 Apr 2018, 1pm - 5pmLevel 5 Function Room, Southbank Centre, London

Delve into the impact and legacy of the October 1917 Russian Revolution in an afternoon of talks, films and live music.

Broadcaster, author and Voices of Revolution Series Advisor, Martin Sixsmith, leads the discussion with a panel of experts on Russian music and cult


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Sunday 29 Apr 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


James Ehnes violin


Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1

Shostakovich Symphony No. 4


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Friday 18 May 2018, 7.30pmSt David's Hall, Cardiff

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Pekka Kuusisto violin

Crouch End Festival Chorus choir


Programme to include:

Opener TBC, Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1...

Sunday 20 May 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Soloists include:

Pekka Kuusisto, David Butt Philip, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Voices, Students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama


Programme to include:

Prokofiev Seven, they are Seven, Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1...


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