All-Russian programme for RCH concert

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The next concert in the Nottingham Classics series at the city’s Royal Concert Hall takes place on Thursday, May 15.

The concert is to be given by the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yuri Simonov and gets under way at 7.30pm.

The three pieces that will be played in the all-Russian programme are Tchaikovsky’s large-scale tone poem Francesca Da Rimini, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No 1 - with star performer Natalie Clein as the guest soloist - and Rachmaninov’s Third Symphony.

Francesca Da Rimini is a dramatic and tempestuous work that summons up a whirling vision of Dante’s doomed heroine.

Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No 1 is an intense work, one of the composer’s responses in musical form to the legacy of Stalin and his regime.

Soloist Natalie Clein is acclaimed worldwide for passionate and often risk-taking performances.

Rachmaninov’s Third Symphony was one of the handful of works written by the composer after he moved to the USA following the Russian Revolution.

It is a richly textured and highly rhythmic work that harks back to his Russian homeland.

Tickets cost £10-£32.50 and are available by calling the box office on 0115 9895555 or going to www.trch.co.uk