Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


De Montfort Hall
Granville Road


Richard StraussTill Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28
Igor StravinskyThe Firebird Suite, 1919: Finale
Jean SibeliusViolin Concerto in D minor, Op.47


Esa-Pekka Salonen – Conductor
Zsolt Tihamer-Visontay – violin

Philharmonia Orchestra

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Programme Note

Our Principal Conductor makes a welcome return to Leicester for an evocative programme culminating in Stravinsky’s timeless masterpiece, The Firebird.

Before, a chance to hear our own Concert Master Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay take centre-stage. A familiar figure on stage at Philharmonia concerts, tonight gives a chance to hear our leader’s skill as a soloist, as he takes on Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. It casts its spell with soulful melody, rhythmic power and flights of virtuosity.

Till Eulenspiegel depicts the merry pranks of its eponymous hero, a German peasant who flirts, teases, pokes fun at the clergy and rides his horse through a marketplace.


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