Last week music students performed in both Cardiff and London with the internationally acclaimed Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by renowned maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy.
No fewer than seventeen of the College’s Brass and Percussion students performed at Cardiff’s St David’s Hall and London’s Festival Hall as part of the Voices of Revolution series, conducted by Ashkenazy.
The program included Prokofieff-Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution op. 74 (1936-37) for double mixed chorus, military band, accordions, and orchestra.
Here’s what people were saying over the weekend.
— Ross Dunne (@RossDunne6) May 18, 2018
Really looking forward to this tonight @RWCMD Brass getting ready for the 2nd half @stdavidshall with @philharmonia Ashkenazy and Prokofiev Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of Russian Revolution. pic.twitter.com/XxUbwqopYz
— Roger Argente (@superbrassuk) May 18, 2018
Excellent night with @philharmonia @stdavidshall with all Prokofiev bill.
Evokative Autumnal & fab Pekka Kuusisto playing the wispy Violin Concerto. October Revolution Cantata a rousing/huge work. Awe inspiring! @thechoir, @PhilharmoniaVcs & players from @RWCMD & @RoyalAcadMusic
— Weeping Tudor Shows (@WeepingTudor) May 18, 2018
— Andrew Mitchell (@chaconato) May 20, 2018
Got to see childhood hero – Vladimir Ashkenazy who kept control of a huge, magnificent orchestra & chorus @stdavidshall in the dramatic, powerful Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the Oct Revolution. Congratulations to @philharmonia @thechoir @RWCMD pic.twitter.com/gGVQzVZ7C6
— Helena Williams (@Rafaela99) May 18, 2018
Bonkers & impressive all-Prokofiev concert from @philharmonia tonight. The text for the Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution is hilariously banal but the overall effect is thrilling. pic.twitter.com/DSkoDqxehK
— Shyam (@pronouncedsham) May 20, 2018
— Philharmonia Orchestra (@philharmonia) May 21, 2018