I attended the first of this series at the Royal Festival Hall on 19th march. Program Finlandia, Violin Concerto (Vadim Repin) and Lemminkainen Suite.
Finlandia ok , Vadim violin Concerto good but not the very best I have heard.. Similary with Lemminainen. I may have been mis reading the body language but during the acceptance of the applause Askenazy appeared to castigate the Philharmonia's leader ( they use the term concert master) and he seemed less happy than he normally is having conducted a piece. So maybe Askenazy himself not totally happy with the Orchestra's performance.
But overall still an enjoyable concert to attend and so good to hear Lemminkainen.