Prokofiev and Walton

Music, Classical and opera

London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, with violist Lawrence Power. Benjamin Britten's 'Sinfonia da Requiem'; William Walton's Viola Concerto; and Sergey Prokofiev's War and Peace (excerpts from the opera, which Prokofiev wrote to help boost morale following Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941. (Note: at 6.15pm , a pre-concert event in which Tolstoy biographer Dr Rosamund Bartlett explores musical adaptations of the author's works, including the challenges faced by Prokofiev in his epic opera 'War and Peace'. RFH, free. Part of the Shell Classic International series.)