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Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

Is this the finest symphony Rachmaninov never wrote? Far from his native Russia, amongst the cocktails and swimming pools of Beverly Hills, he looked back over a long life and created the Symphonic Dances: three sumptuous, emotionally charged movements filled with joys, regrets and those unforgettable Rachmaninov melodies. It’s a wonderful way to end our 2018-2019 Concert Series season, and the perfect calling-card for a major Russian orchestra on tour – and under its distinguished new chief conductor Thomas Sanderling, the Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk is forging an international reputation as one of the very finest.

Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky is British, but he’s got Russian heritage, and one critic described his interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto as “both exciting and intuitive”. This should catch fire. But first, a musical postcard from a Russian abroad: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol launches the evening in a blaze of rhythm, colour and pure Mediterranean sunshine.

Please note: there is no lift access to seats in the balconies or choir stalls for the duration of the Warwick 20:20 Project. If you have any queries, please contact Box Office.


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.

FREE Concerts to Inspire Young People:

Warwick Arts Centre is committed to providing access to its programme of world-class classical music. We aim to inspire the young audience of today and encourage them to become the adult audience of tomorrow. The Instrumental programme offers FREE tickets to young people to open their ears and eyes to classical music by experiencing some of the best live performers in the world.

How to Request FREE Tickets
To find out more or to request FREE tickets to this concert, contact Johnathan Branson on or 024 765 22015

FREE Workshop
An Introduction to the Flute
Tue 14 May 2019
Workshop 5pm (60mins)
Concert 7.30pm

  • FREE to Coventry based schools
  • Workshops aimed at 9-14 year olds (KS2 and KS3)
  • Maximum capacity of 30 people per session
  • Schools to provide a teacher for every 15 pupils
  • Workshops take place in Westwood, University of Warwick
  • Concert takes place in Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre

A hands-on and accessible introduction to playing the flute with the emphasis on getting involved and having a go. An instrument will be provided for the duration of the workshop.

The session will begin with a general introduction to musical elements, providing knowledge and transferable skills for anyone wanting to continue on their musical journey, delivered by a professional music facilitator.

No previous musical experience is necessary. Support and information will be provided for any participants who would like to progress further or are interested in joining Coventry Music groups for ongoing development and performance opportunities.

To find out more or to register your interest, please contact Johnathan Branson on or 024 765 22015.