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June 25, 2017

LSO / Harding / Mahler: Symphony No 3

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Barbican

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Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 is the longest symphony in the standard repertoire, and in its final form consists of six movements.  The ladies of the London Symphony Chorus will join Anna Larsson (alto) under LSO Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Harding, who is continuing to prove why he is conside  

August 19, 2017

LSO / Rattle / Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Royal Albert Hall

“Gurre-Lieder” is always a special event, and this performance at the BBC PROMS 2017 is certainly going to be that. The cantata is written for massive forces and they will be gathered together on Saturday, 19th August (performance at 7.30 pm) at the Royal Albert Hall. The artists include the Lon  

September 17, 2017

LSO / Rattle / Berlioz: Damnation of Faust

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Barbican

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Berlioz was inspired by Goethe’s dramatic poem “Faust”, and the musical work that he produced defies easy categorisation.  The composer eventually called it a “legende dramatique” (dramatic legend). Although Berlioz was eager to see the work staged, most of its fame ha  

September 19, 2017

LSO / Rattle / Berlioz: Damnation of Faust

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Barbican

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Berlioz was inspired by Goethe’s dramatic poem “Faust”, and the musical work that he produced defies easy categorisation.  The composer eventually called it a “legende dramatique” (dramatic legend). Although Berlioz was eager to see the work staged, most of its fame ha  

November 5, 2017

LSO / Alsop / Bernstein: Symphony No. 3

9:00 pm – 12:00 am

Barbican

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“Kaddish” is Leonard Bernstein’s 3rd Symphony written for large orchestra, choir (plus children’s choir), a soprano soloist (on this occasion Laura Claycomb) and the voice of a narrator.  The title of the piece refers to the Jewish prayer that is chanted at every synagogue s  

November 26, 2017

LSO / Pappano / Liszt: Faust Symphony

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Barbican

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In a concert that is “Total Liszt”, Antonio Pappano conducts the LSO in three contrasting works.  The programme begins with Liszt’s orchestration of Sciarrino’s “Sposalizio” followed by “Totentanz” in which the piano soloist is Alice Sara Ott. The eve  

December 3, 2017

LSO / Halsey / LSO Choral Christmas

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Barbican

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This time of year would not be complete without our annual Christmas celebration, an essential part of the festive calendar.  This will be the fourth year in which over 300 singers will have been assembled, including members of the London Symphony Chorus, children from the LSO Discovery choirs and   

December 16, 2017

LSO / Rattle / Bernstein: Wonderful Town

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Barbican

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New York, New York – so good they named it twice.  If you can make it there, you’re gonna make it anywhere!  That’s what the two sisters in Bernstein’s musical tribute to the Big Apple, “Wonderful Town” are looking for. “Wonderful Town” is not as wel  

December 21, 2017

LSO / Rattle / Bernstein: Wonderful Town

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Barbican

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New York, New York – so good they named it twice.  If you can make it there, you’re gonna make it anywhere!  That’s what the two sisters in Bernstein’s musical tribute to the Big Apple, “Wonderful Town” are looking for. “Wonderful Town” is not as wel  

January 13, 2018

LSO / Rattle / Genesis Suite

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Barbican

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The London Symphony Chorus will be providing the choral element for “Genesis Suite”, a 1945 work for narrator, orchestra (on this occasion the LSO) and chorus. This rarely performed piece is an interpretation of the first eleven chapters of the Book of Genesis, by seven different compose  

January 25, 2018

LSO / Roth / Debussy: Three Nocturnes

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Barbican

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In this concert of “Essential Debussy”, conductor Francois-Xavier Roth celebrates the centenary of the death of Claude Debussy with several of his most celebrated works. The evening begins with “Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune”, followed by Fantasy for Piano and  

February 4, 2018

LSO / Bychkov / Mahler: Symphony No. 2

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Barbican

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Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 known (although not by the composer) as the “Resurrection Symphony” was written between 1888 and 1894 with a first performance in 1895.  The symphony is in five movements and the chorus sings in the final movement only. The symphony is written on a truly co  

May 4, 2018

LA Philharmonic/ Dudamel /Beethoven No. 9/ Be...

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Barbican

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A highlight of the London Symphony Chorus’s year will be this concert in which Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic complete their 2018 residency at the Barbican, and with two pieces that are full of promise and expectation. The concert opens with Bernstein’s “Chicheste  

May 6, 2018

LA Philharmonic/ Dudamel/ Beethoven No. 9/ Be...

Philharmonie, Paris

This programme is a highlight of the London Symphony Chorus’s year, in which Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic complete their 2018 residency at the Barbican, and with two pieces that are full of promise and expectation.  It is a particular pleasure for the chorus to be able to repe  

May 20, 2018

LSO / Tilson Thomas / Beethoven: Missa Solemn

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Barbican

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Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” is considered by many to be his finest achievement and along with Bach’s “Mass in B minor” one of the most significant mass settings.  The particular challenges of the work mean that it is not often performed and it will be the culm  

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