Tchaikovsky’s Sixth


  • Saariaho Lumière et Pesanteur (6’)
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 (34’)
    Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique) (45’)


  • Karina Canellakis conductor
  • Vadym Kholodenko piano

Karina Canellakis presents an emotion-packed programme, with Tchaikovsky’s tragic final symphony.

Waves crash, tempests rise, and emotions surge and roar so fiercely that the words to express them simply don’t exist. That’s where music comes in, and when LPO Principal Guest Conductor Karina Canellakis is holding the baton, there’ll be no holding back. Passion is the key tonight, whether Kaija Saariaho’s opening Lumière et Pesanteur, Beethoven’s darkest concerto (with the charismatic Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko at the keyboard) or Tchaikovsky’s tragic, autobiographical final symphony. ‘Pathétique’ means ‘full of emotion’ and if you’ve already experienced Canellakis’s special chemistry with the players of the LPO, you’ll know to bring the tissues.



Sat 2 Nov 2024, 7.30pm

London, Royal Festival Hall

Tickets £7 - £70

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