Royal Philharmonic plays Tuesday

Published: Monday, January 7, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 7, 2008 at 12:00 a.m.

One of the premier orchestras in the world will be coming to the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday, appearing with renowned conductor and violinist Pinchas Zukerman.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra was founded by Sir Thomas Beecham, regarded by many as one of Britain's greatest conductors and one of classical music's more flamboyant characters.

Since Sir Thomas' death in 1991, the orchestra's musical direction and development has been guided by a series of distinguished maestros including Rudolf Kempe, Antal Dorati, Andre Previn and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Today, under the leadership of Daniele Gatti since 1996, the orchestra continues to expand its international reputation while maintaining its self-appointed role as Britain's national orchestra.

Joining the orchestra as guest conductor and violin soloist Tuesday will be Pinchas Zukerman, a critically acclaimed musician who is equally respected as a violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman will appear at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are: $60, front orchestra and mezzanine; $50, mid-orchestra; $40, rear orchestra; and $30, balcony.

The concert will feature Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20 by Elgar; Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 by Bruch, featuring Pinchas Zukerman as the violin soloist and Jean-Philippe Tremblay as guest conductor; and Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 by Tchaikovsky.

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