Barbican Concerts

The Nutcracker: Act II

Part of the British Conductors series

Thu 16 Oct 2014 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London


Sir Antonio Pappano

Sir Antonio Pappano

Janine Jansen

Janine Jansen

RAVEL Mother Goose Suite: Five Childhood Pieces
BARTÓK Violin Concerto No 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Act 2 from The Nutcracker

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor
Janine Jansen violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Sir Antonio Pappano opens the first of a pair of programmes with Bartók’s early First Violin Concerto, written for the composer’s first love Stefi Geyer, who sadly rejected both him and the concerto. Championed after Bartók’s death by David Oistrakh, it is played here by the brilliant young Dutch violinist Janine Jansen, a great favourite with LSO audiences. The enchanting divertissement-like second act of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet creates a magical aura.

Tickets: £10 £16 £22 £28 £38

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Students Pulse tickets available

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LSO Platform: Guildhall Artists
Barbican Hall 6pm, free entry
Bartók piano works
James Kreiling piano
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LSO On Track Teachers’ Performance
Barbican Freestage (Circle level), 6.45pm-7.10pm, free
A pre-concert foyer performance by teachers from the LSO On Track CPD Scheme 2013/14. Led by LSO Animateur Rachel Leach and LSO musicians, the group will perform an original piece, taking inspiration from Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite: Five Childhood Pieces.

Aftershock: post-concert club night
Barbican Stalls Foyer c.9.45pm, free
Grab a drink from the bar and enjoy performances by LSO players and DJ Richard Lannoy
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Aftershock: post-concert club night
Barbican Stalls Foyer c.9.45pm–10.45pm, free

Aftershock is an informal post-concert club night taking place on the Stalls Foyer (level -1) in the Barbican Centre immediately after the main concert, and is free to attend.

Grab a drink from the bar and enjoy performances by LSO players and DJ Richard Lannoy.

The music ties into the evening's performance but with a Nordic twist! Duke Ellington's arrangement of The Nutcracker is accompanied by new versions of traditional Finnish songs and arrangements of Sibelius, all put together especially for this performance.

Laurent Quenelle violin
German Clavijo viola
Eva-Marie Caravassilis cello
Jani Pensola double bass
Lorenzo Iosco bass clarinet
Jonathan Lipton horn
Phil Cobb 
Neil Percy percussion
Jarmo Julkkunel guitar/ukulele
plus DJ sets by experimental classical DJ Richard Lannoy

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