Phil 19 Jan

Martyn Brabbins conductor
Laurent Ben Slimane bass clarinet
ELGAR Introduction and Allegro
Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
BRITTEN The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Instantly popular since its premiere in 1946, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra introduces the instruments of the orchestra one by one with a sprightly tune. Martyn Brabbins conducts two English classics for string orchestra: Elgar's lively Introduction and Allegro and Vaughan Williams's Romantic masterpiece, the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.

In between, hear the premiere of a new bass clarinet concerto inspired by Ancient Greek legend, by American composer and winner of the Aaron Copland Award, Geoffrey Gordon.

Free cello recital 6.15pm
Timothy Walden (Philharmonia principal cello) presents a free recital featuring music by Bach and Britten. plus the world premiere of a new work by one of his section-mates, Richard Birchall.

19th Jan

2018/19 Season

Philharmonia Orchestra - English Fantasia

22nd Season at De Montfort Hall

  • Classical & Opera
  • Tiered Seating

£13.50 £18.50 £24.50 £30.50 £37.50

Students and Under 25s £6 (not available on top price tickets)
Limited number of half price tickets for those in receipt of Pension Credit and Universal Credit (proof will be required)

Subscription packages available. To book, call 0116 233 3111 or visit the De Montfort Hall box office in person - we regret subscription bookings cannot be made online.

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Outdoor events plan for venue
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