London Philharmonic Orcherstra: Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony

Congress Theatre
London Philharmonic Orcherstra: Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony


Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (34’)

Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 (54’)


Alevtina Ioffe, Conductor

Blake Pouliot, Violin

‘A musician with soul, and ideas worth hearing’ – that was Gramophone magazine’s verdict on the debut album by Canadian violin star Blake Pouliot. But judge for yourself, as he joins guest conductor Alevtina Ioffe in a masterpiece that demands every last ounce of brilliance and feeling: Tchaikovsky’s hugely-popular Violin Concerto. Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony, meanwhile, is like an epic Russian novel: a sweeping emotional drama, filled with winter storms, sunlit vistas and mile after mile of unforgettable melody. Is this the ultimate romantic symphony? We just know that it sounds wonderful, and we can’t wait to share it.

Artists – Review Quotes

‘... thrilling [and] triumphant ...’

The New York Times on Blake Pouliot

‘... immaculate, at once refined and impassioned ...’

ArtsAtlanta on Blake Pouliot