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1917: Revolution!
A Russian programme to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution in 1917

Overture 1812 Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 12 ‘The Year of 1917’ Shostakovich

Soloist: Callum Smart (violin)
Conductor: Andrew Penny

Shostakovich recalls the Year of 1917 in his Symphony No 12, written in 1961 and dedicated to Lenin, the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution. Callum Smart returns to the Phil as soloist in the evergreen Tchaikovsky Concerto and this all Russian programme begins with the Overture 1812, written in 1880 to commemorate the defence of Russia against Napoleon. In the famous recreation of cannon fire at the end we have ten very special 2017 guests playing Bass Drums!


Queen Victoria Square
01482 300 300


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Opening times

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm