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Sun 3 May 2015 7.30pm - 9.45pm
Barbican Hall, London

Nicola Benedetti plays Szymanowski
LSO International Violin Festival
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GLINKA Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila
SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No 1
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

Krzysztof Urbański conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Nicola Benedetti’s stellar career took off after she won the 2004 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition playing Szymanowski’s lyrical First Concerto, which she reprises as the centrepiece of this popular programme. Polish conductor Krzysztof Urbański, winner of the 2007 Prague Spring Conducting Competition, makes his debut with the LSO in two key works of the Russian repertoire, Glinka’s whirlwind overture and Mussorgsky’s vivid evocations of visual scenes from Russian life and legend.

Tickets: £10 £16 £22 £28 £38

£3 online booking fee, £4 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Students Pulse tickets available

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Download the concert programme (PDF)

The Strad Sundays

3–5.30pm, Fountain Room
Photography Exhibition

Photography charting the development of the violin through close-up views of instruments by makers such as Stradivarius, Guarneri del Gesù and Andrea Amati. The exhibition will also showcase striking photos from The Strad’s archive, spanning 125 years of musical history.
Free entry, no ticket required

6–6.45pm, Barbican Hall
Panel Discussion: Surviving Orchestral Auditions

From preparing excerpts to excelling in your first trial, get the inside view from LSO players on landing your dream orchestral job. With LSO First Violin Maxine Kwok-Adams, LSO Viola German Clavijo and Director of Music at the Guildhall School, Jonathan Vaughan.
Free entry, no ticket required

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