The final concert of three featuring Finish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen with the Philharmonia Orchestra being joined by acclaimed pianist Lang Lang. Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang is global phenomenon who has performed with leading orchestras in Europe, the United States and his native China. It was estimated that an audience of up to a billion people saw Lang Lang’s performance in Beijing’s opening ceremony for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
The evening begins with Prokofiev’s Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet before the same composer’s melodic Third Concerto.
The second half features Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy, the Russian composer evokes a sense of other worldliness and suspense in one of his most popular works.
Sergey Prokofiev: Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet, Op.64
Sergey Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3
Alexander Scriabin: Le poème de l’extase, Op.54
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Lang Lang piano
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