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Rachmaninov's Symphony No.2

City Halls: Concert HallCandleriggs, Glasgow, Scotland, G1 1NQ, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
Thursday 03 November 202219:30

Rachmaninov’s music is rarely more heartfelt or so fervently passionate as it is in the Second Symphony. Its romantic headiness is complemented by a thundering, dynamic energy, and we’re thrilled to have Hannu Lintu at the helm for this popular show-stopper.

Before then, Lintu’s fellow Finn, the superb Elina Vähälä, joins us for Shostakovich’s Second Violin Concerto. It’s the perfect contrast to Rachmaninov’s wild abandon: a hushed, introverted concerto where the violin sings in long shimmering threads of sound, like a beacon of light leading us through the dark. A mesmerising work, premiered in 1967, it holds all the sorrows, questions, and insights of a lifetime.

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