GLINKA Overture: Ruslan and Ludmila
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conductor
Alina Ibragimova violin
London Symphony Orchestra
Glinka’s thrilling overture is said to have been influenced by the clatter of cutlery the composer experienced at a wedding dinner. Rimsky-Korsakov’s dazzling and oriental-influenced score is based on the tales of The Arabian Nights, told by the Sultana Scheherazade to her new husband.
Change of soloist and programme
Pianist Yuja Wang is indisposed and has had to withdraw from the LSO concert on 25 March. We are most grateful to violinist Alina Ibragimova for agreeing to appear at short notice as soloist for the evening, performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. (Notification posted 11am 23/03/12)
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