Joshua Bell plays Sibelius


LSO International Violin Festival

Sun 28 Jun 2015 7.30pm - 9.20pm
Barbican Hall, London

SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique

Pablo Heras-Casado conductor
Joshua Bell violin
London Symphony Orchestra


Tickets: £10 £16 £22 £28 £38

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Students Pulse tickets available

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The Strad Sundays

3–5.30pm, Fountain Room, Level G
Violin Makers 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, Hall
Panel Discussion: Making Instrument Lessons Fun for Kids

Explore how to make instrumental lessons engaging for school-age children, regardless of experience, background and ambition, with LSO Sub-Principal Second Violin Sarah Quinn, Junior Guildhall Head of Strings & English National Opera Cello William Bruce, Havering Music Manager Karen Tweddle and Jane Cutler from the Da Capo Music Foundation.
Free entry, no ticket required

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Pablo Heras-Casado was named 2014 Conductor of the Year by Musical America. The young Spanish-born conductor studied with Harry Christophers and Christopher Hogwood, and is now Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St Luke’s. In the last concert of the International Violin Festival he joins forces with US virtuoso Joshua Bell, making a welcome return to the Barbican, in Sibelius’s sublime Concerto, coupled with Berlioz’s ground-breaking programmatic symphony inspired by hopeless passion.