Brahms Symphony No 4
WAGNER Overture: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No 4
Nikolaj Znaider conductor
Saleem Abboud Ashkar piano
London Symphony Orchestra
Wagner’s Overture introduces the majestic, lyrical themes of his opera based on the comedic happenings of a guild of Master Singers. Schumann’s Concerto was initially conceived as a short fantasia, written for his wife Clara – he expanded it into this joyously melodic concerto, which Clara premiered to immediate success. Urgent violins form an abrupt opening to Brahms’ fourth, and final, symphony, which swings from being at once passionate, to mournful, joyous and majestic.
The Lord Mayor's Concert 2011
Tickets: £10 £15 £19.50 £27 £35
LSO Backstage Pass
FREE pre-concert event for over-12s and their families
From 6.30-7.15pm, why not join animateur Rachel Leach and an LSO player as they take you through tonight's music and give you the chance to ask anything and everything about the music and playing in the Orchestra.
For full details and how to book, visit lso.co.uk/backstagepass
> Watch a video interview with Znaider in which he describes his beautiful and historic Guarneri del Gesu violin