Chan Conducts Romeo and Juliet
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No2
Prokofiev Selected movements from Romeo and Juliet Suite No1
Prokofiev Selected movements from Romeo and Juliet Suite No2
‘But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?’ Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet redefined romantic music, while Prokofiev brought Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers to the USSR – and gave us some of the 20th century’s loveliest melodies. Rachmaninov’s Second, meanwhile, has got to be the world’s dreamiest piano concerto, and with Elim Chan conducting the charismatic young Czech piano star Lukáš Vondrácek, it’s the passionate heart of a Valentine’s concert that’s much more than just a brief encounter.
This concert is recommended by Classic FM
Meet the Artist Insights: 2.15pm Aleksei Kiseliov (RSNO Principal Cello) in conversation with Elim Chan (RSNO Principal Guest Conductor)