On Tuesday 14 February, the London Philharmonic Orchestra performed Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 and Piano Concerto No. 2 under conductor Neeme Järvi with pianist Boris Giltburg at Royal Festival Hall.
The concert is repeated tonight, Friday 17 February (very limited ticket availability: call the Box Office on 020 7840 4242).
Reviewed by Nick Breckenfield, Classicalsource.com:
‘With great and characterful playing, the London Philharmonic followed Järvi’s direction in every surge of the music, seemingly effortlessly accommodating the exquisite slow movement [of the Second Symphony] with Robert Hill’s silky clarinet a high-spot as equally as the rumbustious scherzo and finale. It got a tremendous reception – deservedly so.’