Virtual Sunday Classics
Portraits in music
14th February 2021, 3pm
Britten: Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Tchaikovsky: Manfred symphony
As for Rachmaninov’s pseudo-concerto, it served as the inspiration for a little-known ballet by Balanchine about Paganini and his supposed deal with the Devil – which doesn’t remove from its suitability for Valentine’s Day.
At the time of writing, the box office remains closed until further notice, so tickets (free of charge) will be available online at www.usherhall.co.uk until 3pm on the day of each concert. Programme notes and a link to the relevant playlist on the Usher Hall YouTube channel will be sent by email at 2pm that same day, or 3pm for any tickets booked later.