Tchaikovsky Excerpts from The Nutcracker
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty Suite
Tchaikovsky Excerpts from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture

You can’t have missed the buzz around Valentina Lisitsa, whose 83 million Youtube hits and hundreds of thousands of online fans have made her an internet sensation, and one of the most-watched pianists in musical history. But the real marvel is her playing; when she recorded Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos, BBC Music Magazine praised her “genuine Russian-school weightiness and transcendental, glittering runs”.

Tonight, she performs Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto, and with the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Valery Polyansky, this should be far more than just a Brief Encounter with this best-loved of all Russian concertos! It’s set like a jewel amongst highlights from all three of Tchaikovsky’s great ballets. Enjoy the romance of Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and of course The Nutcracker, before falling into the arms of Romeo and Juliet: some of the most passionate music even Tchaikovsky ever wrote.

This will be an evening for big emotions – so bring a hankie!


The following information is for teachers and home educators. If you are not a teacher or home educator you can book tickets for this show by clicking on the ‘Dates & Times’ tab above.

Our Creative Learning Team says
Suitable for KS3, GCSE and A level students. This concert is part of our Instrumental() scheme enabling students from state schools from Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull to have the opportunity to engage with our Classical Music programming. Warwick Arts Centre will work with individual schools to design and customise their visits, with the option of backstage tours, pre-concert talks and off site visits by Arts Centre staff.

Tickets for schools and home educators:
£17.50 Under 26s – £13.50 Under 18s – £10.50 Under 10s – £6.00.
Contact if you would like to find out how your school can get FREE concert tickets to this performance.

Booking information:
To find out more or to book, call our dedicated schools booking contact Amanda in the Box Office on 024 7615 0930 or email

While you are here
Why not visit our Clare Woods exhibition, Reality Dimmed, in our Mead Gallery. It’s FREE entry and we can organise a FREE tour and/or workshop for your group. Contact Lynsey Cullen on to find out more.

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