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Prokofjev – Prokofjev
This concert is a tribute to the music of Sergei Prokofiev. In the first half we hear his Second Piano Concerto. Only the finest piano virtuosos have this rhythmic and propulsive concerto in their repertoire, and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra is joined on this occasion by Haochen Zhang from China.
The second half is in complete contrast to the first. The Fifth Symphony is very bright and heroic in tone, a piece that invigorates the spirit. The orchestra is conducted by its principal conductor, Dima Slobodeniouk.
During the 2017–18 concert season, small ensembles from the Lahti Conservatory will perform in the Forest Hall before the evening concerts. These ‘Preludes in the Forest Hall’ performances start half an hour before the main concerts begin. The instrumental combinations and programmes will vary from one performance to the next. Free admission.