This event is cancelled.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent government advice, Hull City Council and Hull Culture and Leisure have taken the difficult decision to close both Hull City Hall and Hull New Theatre to the public and will cancel all performances with immediate effect for the next three months.
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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra close their 2019/20 classical season in Hull with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6
BERLIOZ Béatrice et Bénédict: Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No.1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.6, ‘Pathétique’
Martyn Brabbins Conductor
Pablo Ferrandez Cello
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Berlioz’ Overture opens the final concert of the RPO’s 2019-20 Season with a merry excursion through the composer’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Then follows Shostakovich’s monumental Cello Concerto No.1, performed by esteemed soloist Pablo Ferrandez. The whirring machinery of the first movement unwinds into meditative second and third movements, before both soloist and orchestra re-energise themselves with electrifying vigour in the boisterous finale.
The evening is drawn to a close by Tchaikovsky’s monumental Symphony No.6, ‘Pathétique’. Bursting with passion, Tchaikovsky himself described the piece as the best thing he had ever composed.
The Hull City Hall holds numerous and varied events ranging from the Classics Orchestral Concert series to pop concerts, comedy, conferences, exhibitions and degree ceremonies.