Recently appointed Chief Conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and soon-to-be Music Director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Lahav Shani makes his LSO conducting debut in February 2019. Ahead of the concert, Lahav talks about growing up musical in Tel Aviv and why he’s so excited to bring Kurt Weill’s Second Symphony to London in the new year.
As Sir John Eliot Gardiner completes his survey of Robert Schumann’s symphonies with the LSO, we investigate the music that reveals a less familiar side of this Romantic composer par excellence.
Marin Alsop discusses Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, which she conducts with the LSO on Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 December 2018. Having worked closely with the composer across her career, Marin draws on her unique insight into Bernstein’s sensibility for music, words and theatre to bring this this semi-staged production to life with director Garnett Bruce.