Tuesday 7 November 2017, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
Welcome to Night Under The Stars, an annual concert in support of The Passage’s mission to end homelessness
Night Under The Stars presents an evening of music celebrating the many-layered ‘Russian Soul’, described by writers such as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky as a spirit of depth, strength, warmth and passion - qualities that permeate the music of the great Russian composers.
Rachmaninov’s beguiling Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is performed by pianist Boris Giltburg, and leading baritone Duncan Rock sings passionate music by Tchaikovsky. The concert opens with the rousing Coronation Scene from Mussorgsky’s opera Boris Godunov, and closes with Borodin’s thrilling Polovtsian Dances – both grand choral spectaculars.
Our pre-concert reception offers the warm hospitality of Russian-style afternoon tea, complete with decorative samovars, while the post-concert reception is inspired by Mussorgsky’s fantastical Pictures at an Exhibition (excerpts) - and the St Petersburg Hermitage, one of the world’s great museums of art and culture, housed in the former Winter Palace.
All proceeds go direct to The Passage, helping homeless people transform their lives.
Our outstanding performers are known for their heartfelt interpretations of the Russian repertoire.
Book your seat
Join us on Tuesday 7 November for Night Under The Stars presents an evening of music celebrating the many-layered ‘Russian Soul’, described by writers such as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky as a spirit of depth, strength, warmth and passion - qualities that permeate the music of the great Russian composers.
MUSSORGSKY - Coronation Scene from Boris Godunov
RACHMANINOV - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
TCHAIKOVSKY - Don Juan’s Serenade
MUSSORGSKY - Pictures from an Exhibition (excerpts)
TRADITIONAL - Song of the Volga Boatmen
RACHMANINOV - Aleko’s Cavatina from Aleko
BORODIN - Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Boris Giltburg (piano), Duncan Rock (baritone), Robert Lloyd (bass), Raymond Yiu (composer), Streetwise Opera, Westminster Choral Society, Orion Orchestra & Toby Purser (conductor). Presenters to be announced.
Tickets: £60, £50, £39, £29, £19, £12
Pre Reception Tickets £30 & Post Reception Tickets £70
BOOK YOUR SEAT