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Sun 7 Jun 2015 7.30pm - 9.20pm
Barbican Hall, London

James Ehnes plays Korngold
LSO International Violin Festival

BARTÓK Divertimento for Strings
KORNGOLD Violin Concerto
RACHMANINOV Symphonic Dances

Marin Alsop conductor
James Ehnes violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Canadian virtuoso James Ehnes has been hailed as the 'Jascha Heifetz of our day', so his choice of the Korngold Violin Concerto is most appropriate. Korngold’s lush, romantic score, much of its material a skilful reworking of themes from his film music, was originally premiered by Heifetz in 1947. Marin Alsop teams the Concerto with two other works of the 1940s, Bartók’s spiky Divertimento for strings and Rachmaninov’s farewell to symphonic composition.

download unspecifiedBlog: Korngold's Violin Concerto: from the Silver Screen to the Concert Hall


Tickets: £10 £16 £22 £28 £38

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LSO Platform: Guildhall Artists
Barbican Hall 6pm, free entry

Pablo Hernán Benedi violin
Michael Petrov cello
Erdem Misirlioğlu piano