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12 DECEMBER 2016

Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet by Currentzis and musicAeterna

Taking place at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on 14th January 2017, the concert will raise money for children with cancer across Russia.

London, November 2016 – Renowned conductor and Artistic Director Teodor Currentzis and his famous orchestra, musicAeterna, are returning to London for an exclusive performance of the music from Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet in aid of the Gift of Life charity. Currentzis, who has won multiple awards for his captivating performances, including six National Theatre Award Golden Masks, has personally arranged a selection of Prokofiev’s most enduring classics. The evening will also include sonnets and readings from Shakespeare’s plays performed by British film and theatre actor, Ralph Fiennes and highly-acclaimed Russian actresses Chulpan Khamatova and Dina Korzun, the founders of Gift of Life’s sister charity, Podari Zhizn.

Originally composed for the ballet, the music from Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet will be performed alongside readings from William Shakespeare’s play, bringing together high points of Russian and British culture through interpretations of the tragic love story. The best of contemporary Russian culture will be on show, with Currentzis and MusicAeterna intending to bring to London their same passion, drive and vision that has created a storm across continental Europe.

Tickets to the concert are available now at the following link, priced between £16-£85:

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/113657-teodor-currentzis-musicaeterna-prokofievs-romeo-and-juliet-charity-concert-aid-2017

Thanks to the generous support of Phenomen Trust, Roman Abramovich, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Kaspersky Lab and partnership with Corinthia Hotel London; all money raised from ticket sales will go directly to children with cancer in Russia.

For further information, please contact Katya Demidova at: ekaterina@giftoflife.eu