Barbican Concerts

Sir Colin Davis 85th Birthday Concert

NB Change of programme and artists

Thu 27 Sep 2012 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London


Sir Colin Davis

Sir Colin Davis

MOZART Symphony No 35 ('Haffner')
STRAUSS Four Last Songs
ELGAR/PAYNE Symphony No 3

Martyn Brabbins conductor
Gordan Nikolitch violin/director
Sally Matthews soprano
London Symphony Orchestra

Change of artists and programme

We have learnt that Sir Colin Davis has had to withdraw from the concert for health reasons, and illness has also forced Mitsuko Uchida to cancel. Sir Colin is sorry to have let everyone down and very much wants the music-making to continue, however it has been necessary to make some changes to the programme.

The evening will now open with LSO Leader Gordan Nikolitch directing Mozart’s Symphony No 35. Long-time friend of Sir Colin Davis soprano Sally Matthews will then perform Strauss' Four Last Songs and the second half of the concert remains the same with Elgar/Payne Symphony No 3, now conducted by Martyn Brabbins.

The concert will still very much be in honour of Sir Colin’s 85th Birthday, with special birthday messages in the programme from his friends and collaborators.

Regarding his future concerts, we are awaiting news from Sir Colin – he very much hopes to return to the podium as soon as possible.

[Notification posted 24 September 2012. Ticket holders will be contacted separately]

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  1. Paul
    Gm... Sportdag #vvdaarlerveen f2 #scd85 met 2e en 2 wedstrijdjes in #hettrefpunt #straatvolleybal..
    6:46 AM Mar 09th
  2. Stephen Hague
    Dear Sir Colin - many congratulations on your 85th birthday! Wishing you a speedy recovery. Very best wishes, Stephen Hague #SCD85
    8:13 PM Sep 28th


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