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Music, Sat 13 Apr 2019

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra


Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Pietari Inkinen - conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason - cello

Rautavaara - In the Beginning
Elgar - Cello Concerto Listen []
Takemitsu - Requiem for Strings Listen []
Sibelius - Symphony No 2 Listen []

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by George Kennaway.
The concert will be finished by approximately 9.40pm.

The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra performs under the baton of one of today’s most celebrated
and exciting figures, Pietari Inkinen.

Rautavaara’s final orchestral work is a surprising concert opener. “The orchestral strings are so dense, so intricately interwoven… that it could last forever” (Saarbrüker Zeitung). Takemitsu’s potent Requiem is a moving tapestry of the composer’s experiences of the Second World War.

Perhaps the most famous cello concerto ever written, Elgar’s last great work is an emotive and mournful piece. Here the soloist is Sheku Kanneh- Mason, the highest charting cellist in history and an international star after performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The concert comes to a joyful conclusion with the rousing optimism of Sibelius’ second symphony. One of the composer’s most popular works – an epic, pulsating and elemental score.

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 13 Apr 2019 19:30 to 00:00


A £38.16, B £36.04, C £31.80, D £24.91, E £18.55, O £14.31 Over 60s: £1.50 off Under 18s/students/unwaged: 50% off (including booking fees)

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    Leeds International Concert Season


    Leeds Town Hall,
    The Headrow,
    LS1 3AD



    See location of Leeds Town Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    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