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Vasily Petrenko, music director
Kian Soltani, cello

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Celebrate the diamond jubilee anniversary of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) with a program featuring one of the world’s most sought-after cellists, Kian Soltani. RPO is a vanguard of classical music performance and under the direction of its new Music Director, Vasily Petrenko, is being recognized as one of the world’s most forward-thinking and boundary-pushing symphony orchestras. Its 75th Anniversary program showcases a trio of 20th century gems, including Benjamin Britten’s sublime Four Sea Interludes and Rachmaninoff’s spirited Symphonic Dances. Elgar’s Cello Concerto will be played by cello virtuoso Soltani, praised by The Times as a “remarkable cellist” and described by Gramophone as “sheer perfection,” Soltani’s virtuosity is characterized by a depth of expression, technical mastery, and emotional connection with the audience. This stunning concert of cherished works is the perfect performance to reconnect with live, classical music.

$75, $60, $45, half-price for youth through Grade 12.  

Before the Performance
A pre-performance discussion with Double Bass and Chairman of the Orchestra Benjamin Cunningham and 2nd violin and Board Member Sali Wynn-Ryan will take place in Monson Grand Tier 45 minutes prior to curtain. The conversation, moderated by Dean of Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Rick Davis, will focus on the evening’s program and how the RPO is uniquely structured.

Free Tickets for Mason Students
A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available two Tuesdays prior to the event. Learn more.

Performance Sponsor: Evelyn Kiley