Barbican Concerts

Equal Voices

Sun 2 Nov 2014 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

Overview

Gianandrea Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda

Nelson Freire

Nelson Freire

ELGAR Carillon
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 5 ('Emperor')
SALLY BEAMISH Equal Voices (based on the poetry of Andrew Motion; World Premiere, co-commissioned with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra)

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Nelson Freire piano
Shuna Sendall soprano
Marcus Farnsworth baritone
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey
chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra

One of the season’s highlights features a new choral work by Sally Beamish based on poetry by Andrew Motion, commissioned by the LSO. Gianandrea Noseda directs an Elgar rarity first performed in London in December 1914 to demonstrate sympathy with Belgian suffering during World War I. Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire first performed Beethoven’s 'Emperor' Concerto at the age of 12, and it has remained a centrepiece of his repertoire.


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The commission of Sally Beamish's Equal Voices is supported by Susie Thomson



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