Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Rory Macdonald's LPO debut: confident, intelligent and commanding

© Benjamin Ealovega
Rory Macdonald had his debut concert conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Brighton on Saturday.  They performed Humperdinck's Prelude to Hansel and Gretel, and were then joined by pianist Lambis Vassiliadis for Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21.  For an encore, Vassiliadis played Liszt's Réminiscences de Norma, S394.  The concert ended with Dvořák's Symphony no. 8 in G major, Op.88.

Brighton Dome, Saturday 17 January 2015.

'fine orchestral playing and an intelligent performance in particular of Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony'

'a strong and arresting performance, receiving a deservedly warm reception from the Brighton audience'.

Read my full review here.

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