Young star to make orchestra debut

Rory Macdonald
Rory Macdonald

The London Philharmonic Orchestra continues its season at Brighton Dome on Saturday, January 17, with a programme of Humperdinck, Chopin and Dvořák.

Spokeswoman Libby Northcote-Green said: “We are excited to be working with two world-class artists: Rory Macdonald and Lambis Vassiliadis.

“Bright young British star Rory makes his debut with the orchestra in this concert, having established himself as a talented musical interpreter leading such orchestras as the BBC Symphony, Hallé and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, and conducting opera at the Royal Opera House and English National Opera among other venues worldwide.

“Award-winning pianist Lambis Vassiliadis joins us to perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2. A prolific recording artist, Vassiliadis has gained critical acclaim throughout his career.”

Libby added: “One of the finest orchestras on the international stage, the London Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1932 by Sir Thomas Beecham. Since then, its Principal Conductors have included Sir Adrian Boult, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. In 2007 Vladimir Jurowski became the orchestra’s principal conductor.

“The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been performing at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall since it opened in 1951, becoming resident orchestra in 1992. It also has residencies in Brighton and Eastbourne and performs regularly around the UK. The orchestra regularly tours abroad. Highlights of the 2014/15 season include visits to Turkey, Iceland, the USA (west and east coast), Canada, China and Australia.

“The Orchestra broadcasts regularly on television and radio, and has recorded soundtracks for numerous blockbusters including The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In 2005 it began releasing live, studio and archive recordings on its own CD label.”

Tickets £10 - £27.50 (premium seats £32.50, season discounts of up to 20% available). £2 booking fee applies. Call the Brighton Dome Ticket Office on 01273 709709 or visit www.brightondome.org.