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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Known as a conductor of energy, insight, and open-hearted enthusiasm, Xian Zhang leads the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time in a season opener that will thrill and delight.
Composed under political pressure from Stalin’s regime, Shostakovich’s towering Fifth Symphony is as angry and compelling as it is bold, bitter and heartfelt. Before the interval, the orchestra is joined by glorious Egyptian soprano Fatma Said for a selection of Strauss songs celebrating life and love.