Romeo and Juliet


Shakespeare 400

Sun 28 Feb 2016 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No 2
BERLIOZ Romeo and Juliet – Suite

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Janine Jansen violin
London Symphony Orchestra

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LSO Platform: Guildhall Artists
Barbican Hall 5.30pm, free entry

Songs based on Shakespeare texts, including:
KORNGOLD Nine Shakespeare Songs, Op 29 and Op 31
STRAUSS Drei Ophelia Lieder, Op 67
BRAHMS Ophelia Lieder
CHAUSSON Chanson d’amour / Chanson d’Ophélie

Capucine Daumas, Sarah Gouzy, Alison Langer sopranos
Lawrence Thackeray tenor
Ljubica Stojanovic, Nathan Tinker piano


Part of the 2015/16 season

Gianandrea Noseda is back for the final concert of a series marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and exploring music inspired by his writing.

Janine Jansen, an energetic and authoritative violinist with an enviable international reputation, performs Shostakovich’s heroic Violin Concerto No 2, the last concerto he ever composed and one of his most moving works. Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet was his greatest and most daring symphony, performed here in a special suite arranged by the conductor himself.