For the coming year-end celebration, we will enjoy primitive as well as elegant rhythms from the rich musical traditions of Europe’s geographical centre: two of the most popular Hungarian Dances by Brahms, and three of the Slavonic Dances by Dvořák.
Not quite as well known are the melodies from the ballet Gayane by the Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, although at least one piece from this work, the famous Sabre Dance, is familiar to any music fan. An exciting counterpoint is the third movement of Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Dances.
The programme will be complemented by Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. After his New Year’s Eve concert performance in 2009, the very gifted pianist Lang Lang is now returning to the stage of Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall. His brilliant, sensitive piano playing – which always sounds spontaneous, despite all his artistry – wows his fellow musicians and the public alike.
From 4.30pm, Full price £20
The Sea Spray hope you will like this concert !