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Newbury Spring Festival presents...

Russian Soul: The Story of Rachmaninov

Wednesday 15th Sep 2021, Corn Exchange Main Auditorium

Full Price £20

  • Ilona Domnich sits on a chair, looking straight at the camera.

Everybody knows Rachmaninov… until you ask them, and they realise they don’t: he’s an enigma.

His songs can be a mystery to audiences who don’t speak Russian and have no idea how they connect with an extraordinary life. So the Russian soprano Ilona Domnich, pianist Sholto Kynoch and critic/broadcaster Michael White have put together a words-and-music concert to explain all.

Russian Soul: the Story of Rachmaninovin Song tells a dramatic tale that starts in Imperial Russia, ends in Beverley Hills, sweeps through old and new worlds, penniless exile, comfortless fame, and asks searching questions along the way. Hear the composer with fresh ears, and be astonished.

Please remember to bring your face covering with you as visitors over the age of 11 are required to wear them in the building unless you are exempt from wearing one. If you remove your mask to eat or drink you must put it back on straight after.

Duration: 1hr 50mins (ends approx 9.20pm)

Sponsored by Martelize

Ilona Domnich soprano
Sholto Kynoch piano
Michael White narrator

Tickets must be booked in advance and we ask customers to select an e-ticket if possible. If you are unable to book an e-ticket, please speak to our Box Office team.

Bookings must be made in bubbles up to no more than 6 individuals or two households. Seats are split up into different size bubbles and you must select a bubble which fits with your group size otherwise the system will not proceed with the booking. If you require a bubble size which is not available please contact the Box Office and they will assist with your booking.

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