Dates and times
Season Ticket bookings available from 14/03/19
General Ticket bookings available 29/04/19
Dressed in rusty armour, Don Quixote rides forth into a world where windmills become giants and a wooden horse can soar through the sky. Strauss is quick to laugh, but he’s quick to sympathise too, and Don Quixote contains some of the most heartfelt music he ever wrote: the Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan is our Man of La Mancha here. With typical imagination, Ilan Volkov has paired it with an utterly unexpected homage to Mozart from Myriam Marbé, a Romanian dissident, and Prokofiev’s sardonic, steel-toothed ballet The Tale of the Buffoon – written for the fabled Ballets Russes by an angry young man at the peak of his talents.
Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
Jane Pritchard, Dance Curator at London’s Victoriaand Albert Museum, introduces some of the cultural background to Prokofiev’s relationship with the Ballets Russes.
Eine kleine Sonnenmusik
‘Chout’ Suite, Op.21b
Narek Hakhnazaryan cello*
Ilan Volkov conductor
Concert ends at approx. 9.20pm