JACK SHEEN Lung (world premiere, Panufnik commission)
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
MAHLER Symphony No 4
Daniel Harding conductor
Nikolaj Znaider violin
Christiane Karg soprano
London Symphony Orchestra
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Part of the 2016/17 season
LSO Platform: Guildhall Artists
Barbican Hall 5.30pm, free entry
The Panufnik Composers Scheme is supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust
The only concerto Sibelius ever wrote and a vision of heaven from Mahler share the bill in LSO Principal Guest Conductor Daniel Harding’s first concert of the season.
Many listeners describe Sibelius’s Violin Concerto as symphonic, with the orchestra pushing to the fore, but that doesn’t make the solo part any less demanding. Danish virtuoso Nikolaj Znaider is sure to take on the challenge with usual technical prowess and lyricism.
Well known for bringing together huge orchestral forces, for his Fourth Symphony Mahler decided to dial things back – by his standards at least. Taking inspiration from a set of folk poems, Des Knaben Wunderhorn, this more intimate of symphonies embarks on a journey to innocence and ends with a child’s naive vision of heaven where 'Wine doesn't cost a penny and the angels bake the bread’.