All-Russian concert for NSO

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Nottingham Symphony Orchestra will begin their 2014-2015 season with a performance at the city’s Albert Hall on Saturday, November 15.

Conducted by Derek Williams, the concert gets under way at 7.30pm and features three works by Russian composers.

There will be music from Glazunov’s ballet score for The Seasons, Tchaikovsky’s much-loved Piano Concerto No 1, featuring the soloist Clare Hammond, plus Rachmaniov’s First Symphony.

This work is linked to one of the others in the programme by virtue of the fact that its disastrous first performance was conducted by Glazunov.

It was the first major setback of the young Rachmaninov’s career and wasn’t played again during his lifetime but has since been rehabilitated and is a tuneful, multi-faceted work.

Later in the season, there will be a Rush Hour Concert at the same venue, on Friday, January 9.

Starting at 5.30pm, the performance will be of one work featuring three talented soloists.

The orchestra will be playing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with soloists Julian Clef (piano), Laura Van Der Heijden (cello) and Callum Smart (violin).

For more details on the season, see www.nottinghamsymphony.org.uk