Music to Brighten Your Day


If at first you don’t succeed …

Sometimes even composers need another go

Thu 8 Jun 2017 7.30pm, Barbican

Following the disastrous reception of his First Piano Concerto, Brahms returned to the drawing board and eventually produced this immense, warm-hearted and altogether charming piece. Join us for this wonderful testament to second chances.

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No 2
NIELSEN Symphony No 5

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Yuja Wang piano
London Symphony Orchestra

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Flight of imagination

An orchestral journey through the wit of Haydn

Tue 11 & Wed 12 Jul 2017 7.30pm, Barbican

Sir Simon Rattle brings together some
of the most thoughtful, witty and
eccentric music by Joseph Haydn.
Expect a vivid collage of wonderful
musical moments.

HAYDN An imaginary orchestral journey – featuring excerpts from Symphonies Nos 6, 45, 46, 60, 64, 90 and 101; 'The Creation', 'The Seasons', 'The Desert Island' and 'The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross'
WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from 'Tristan and Isolde'
BARTÓK Piano Concerto No 2

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Lang Lang piano
London Symphony Orchestra

11 Jul
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12 Jul
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Wed 12 Jul supported by LSO Music Director Donors