LSO St Luke's
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert: Nicola Benedetti and Friends
BACH Partita in D minor BWV1004
YSAYE Violin Sonata No 5 in G major
Nicola Benedetti violin
Felix Mendelssohn famously once asked his orchestra’s leader to play the Chaconne from the D minor Partita in concert. The violinist refused, saying that he would ‘look such a fool standing alone on a platform with a violin’, forcing Mendelssohn to write out a piano accompaniment. Here, Nicola Benedetti returns the Partita to its roots as a solo piece intended to showcase the mastery of its player. Conjuring a sunrise in its first movement, Ysaÿe’s Fifth Sonata perfectly fuses virtuosity and intense musical expression.
Tickets: £10 (£9 concessions)
Concert ends approx 2pm
Tickets are £8 per ticket when any 4 (or more) BBC Radio 3 lunchtime concerts are booked at the same time.
LSO St Luke's Café
Why not make an afternoon of it and try our lunch offers in the LSO St Luke’s Café.
Main course and glass of wine: £9.95
Coffee and cake: £2.50
There are also unlimited refills on selected hot and cold drinks.
This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 6 April 2012