Prokofiev Study Day
Sunday 16th March 2003
Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre
You are invited to a Study Day exploring the music and politics of the Soviet era as part of the Philharmonia Orchestra's and South Bank Centre's major festival dedicated to the music of Prokofiev and Shostakovich.
10.00 AM - 1.00 PM
Composer Gerard McBurney introduces Prokofiev and the morning's other speakers: pianist and musicologist David Fanning, and violinist and artistic director Peter Cropper. David Fanning and Peter Cropper lead a workshop exploring the meaning and impact of Prokofiev's music, and perform:
- Prokofiev's Violin Sonata in F Minor, Opus 80.
Symposium: Surviving Dictatorship
2.00 - 5.30 PM
Vladimir Ashkenazy gives his own perspective on living with the political and artistic constraints on the Soviet era. Ashkenazy is joined by a variety of guest speakers including writer Daniel Jaffè.
The Philharmonia Orchestra and South Bank Centre present a major festival dedicated to the music of Prokofiev & Shostakovich in the year of the 50th Anniversary of Prokofiev's death.
The Festival runs between 7-23 March, and full details can be found here.
Tickets are available from the Philharmonia Orchestra Box Office: 0800 652 6717 priced £12 (concessions £10) or the Royal Festival Hall Box Office: 020 7960 4242