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Music, Sat 28 Oct 2017

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra


Concert begins at 7.30pm

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Alan Buribayev - conductor
Peter Donohoe - piano

Prokofiev – Symphony No 1 _(Classical) _Listen []
Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No 2 Listen []
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 6 _(Pathétique) _Listen []

Prokofiev's Symphony No 1 is in a familiar four-movement form, the two fast outer movements bracketing a slow movement and one inspired by a stylized dance. The scoring of Symphony No 1 is appropriate to an orchestra of the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century; it is of a decidely lighthearted, even humorous character, much in the spirit of the symphonies of Haydn, unusual for a leader of the twentieth-century Russian avant-garde.

Tchaikovsky's second piano concerto is undeniably attractive and elaborate, full of exhuberant piano writing and exhilirating orchestral responses. It was premiered in New York City by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra with Madeline Schiller on piano.

Symphony No 6 is Tchaikovsky's final completed symphony, premiering in Russia only nine days before the composer's death. The work has been a topic of great discussion, as Rimsky-Korsakov had asked Tchaikovsky if there was a program to the work. Tchaikovksy had replied saying it had one but wouldn't divulge it. The grand four movement work was composed in a small house in Klin, Russia, yet it is one of the grandest symphonic works from Tchaikovsky. In recent popular culture, it was played at the 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony, alongside Russia's national ballet company.

'To regret the past, to hope in the future, and never be satisfied with the present: that is what I spend my whole life doing' Tchaikovsky

Pre-concert talk 6:45pm
George Kennaway discusses this evening's works.
Entry is free to ticket-holders for the concert but space is limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Your first orchestral concert? Want to know more about what to expect? View [] our newcomers guide.
View [] the seating plan for Leeds Town Hall.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 Oct 2017 19:30 to 00:00



    Leeds International Concert Season


    Leeds Town Hall,
    The Headrow,
    LS1 3AD



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    Map reference: SE 297338  Lat: 53.80038 Long: -1.54971

    By Road: From all directions head into Leeds city centre, upon arrival at the city follow signs for the city loop road (the one way system around the city centre). The Town Hall is found at junction 3 of the loop, and parking is found in nearby streets and The Light car park.

    By Public Transport: From Leeds City Station, exit the station by the Queens hotel. Cross the road to the Park Plaza hotel and head straight up Park Row. Turn left at the crossroads at the junction with The Headrow, the Town Hall is found at the next crossroads. If travelling by bus, from Leeds Bus Station walk up New York Street to Kirkgate Market. Turn right into Vicar Lane and then at the crossroads, turn left to The Headrow. Walk for approximately five minutes and you will arrive outside the Town Hall


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality