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Reading Symphony Orchestra
Saturday February 6th 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Great Hall Reading University
Reading, Berkshire

Join Reading Symphony Orchestra in the University Great Hall for our fabulous winter concert. We are delighted to be joined by the young and incredibly talented Harvey Liu for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Harvey (12) is the winner of the RSO / Hickies Young Musicians’ Competition 2015 and has recently made it through to the Keyboard Category Final of the BBC Young Musicians’ Competition 2016 – a competition which has launched the careers of internationally-acclaimed artists including Alison Balsom, Nicola Benedetti, Natalie Clein and Stephen Hough. Hear Harvey as he prepares to compete in the Keyboard Category Final in Cardiff on 6 March 2016.The second half of the concert will feature Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Written in response to his fall from Stalinist favour in 1936, the symphony heralded Shostakovich’s return and was seen as a phenomenal success by both the Soviet authorities and the public. The symphony is both triumphant and melancholy, and received a standing ovation of over half-an-hour at its first performance in 1937. Our concert starts with Glinka’s rollicking overture to the opera Ruslan and Ludmilla – one of the best-known orchestral showcases around. A concert not to be missed Tickets: £15 adults; £13 concessions; £5 students and under-18s

Great Hall Reading University

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