Barbican Concerts

Michael Tilson Thomas

Sun 3 Jun 2012 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Gil Shaham

Gil Shaham

MOZART Violin Concerto No 5 ('Turkish')
MAHLER Symphony No 5

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Gil Shaham violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Mozart’s experimental Fifth Violin Concerto intersperses lyrical operatic passages with the loud, tongue-in-cheek bursts of traditional Turkish music which have lent the concerto its ‘Turkish’ nickname. Conductor Herbert von Karajan said that when listening to the haunting beauty of Mahler’s Symphony No 5 ‘you forget that time has passed. A great performance of the Fifth is a transforming experience. The fantastic finale almost forces you to hold your breath’.


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Pre-concert performance
Guildhall Artists at the Barbican
6pm, Barbican Hall
Free entry
Mozart Sonatas for Violin and Piano performed by Bartosz Woroch (violin) and Jean-Selim Abdelmoula (piano)

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On Sunday 3 June there will be several road and tube station closures for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant. Please check your route before setting off, and leave extra time.


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