Thursday 11 & Sunday 14 March 2021 Various Times Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Please note that these performances have been cancelled.
Please note that current government guidance in Liverpool means that you can only attend concerts with other members of your household or social bubble.
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1
Beethoven Symphony No.2
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Anastasia Kobekina cello
The friendship between the cellist Rostropovich and several composers produced many works that are the backbone of the cello repertoire today. Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 is perhaps the most well-known, and was first performed by him 60 years ago. Respecting each other as artist and composer, their friendship was long and they spent many hours together talking about music whilst quenching their thirst! The sheer force of energy that thrusts out of the cellos opening bars builds to a tremendous ending which simply leaves the soloist (and audience) out of breath. After two years of sketching which coincided with his realisation that his hearing was becoming a problem, Beethoven produced his Second Symphony, one of the last works he was able to hear performed.
Please note the capacity is very limited (c. 330 seats total) and seating will be done on a socially distanced (2 metre) basis. To book single tickets please call the Box Office on 0151 709 3789.
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Fri 17 - Sun 19 , Tue 21 - Thu 23 December 2021 7:30pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Festive music and classic carols, conducted by Ian Tracey, with presenter John Suchet, baritone Thomas Weinhappel, members from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, and Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir