Stephen Hough Plays Tchaikovsky

Friday 14 September 2012 at 8:00pm

Saturday 15 September 2012 at 2:00pm

Monday 17 September 2012 at 6:30pm


Andrew Litton conductor
Stephen Hough piano

Glinka Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.2
Prokofiev Symphony No.7

Melbourne audiences always welcome return visits by pianist Stephen Hough, and dynamic American maestro Andrew Litton, too, is an MSO favourite. Tchaikovsky’s lyrical Second Piano Concerto is the heart of this program, with its haunting central section in which the piano joins solo violin and cello for music of exceptional tenderness. The final work is Prokofiev’s reflective and beguiling symphony, paying homage to the spirit of childhood in music of ethereal beauty.

Event Duration: 2hrs

Free Pre-concert Talks

Friday 14 September at 7pm
Monday 17 September, after 8.30pm (post-concert event)
Stalls Foyer, Hamer Hall

In this 20 minute pre-concert talk you’ll hear dynamic American conductor Andrew Litton explore the works of Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev that make up this program.

Saturday 15 September at 1pm
Stalls Foyer, Hamer Hall

This 20-minute conversation with Stephen Hough will reveal more about this engaging musician, along with his thoughts on Tchaikovsky’s second Piano Concerto.

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