Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
On Thursday 5 October 2017 at 19:30

Witty, brilliant and with irresistible twists and turns, pianist Denis Kozhukhin performs Rachmaninov’s show-stopping Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Alongside, brilliant young Finnish conductor, Santtu-Matias Rouvali –  “The real thing” (Sunday Times) – conducts Pictures at an Exhibition.

Mussorgsky’s masterpiece, orchestrated by Ravel, curates a surreal musical walk around a gallery, journeying past paintings of gnomes with crooked legs; a medieval castle; a ballet of unhatched chicks, still in their shells; the witch Baba Yaga, in the form of a hut on bird’s legs; and finally, the pealing bells of the Great Gate of Kiev.

General booking opens 8 February 2017 9:30 am

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