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Thu 14 Sep 2017 7.30pm - 9.40pm
Barbican Hall, London

2017/18 season launch: New Music Britain
This Is Rattle
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HELEN GRIME Fanfare* (world premiere)
THOMAS ADÈS Asyla
HARRISON BIRTWISTLE Violin Concerto
Interval
OLIVER KNUSSEN Symphony No 3
ELGAR Variations on an Original Theme, 'Enigma'

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin
London Symphony Orchestra

This is it. A new beginning and a statement of intent. The first concert from the new Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra.

This is Helen Grime and Thomas Adès, Oliver Knussen and Elgar. This is Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Sir Simon Rattle. This is the best of British music together.

This is starting with something new and ending with something timeless, celebrating those that came between: five generations of our best composers and two performers without peers.

This is the LSO.

This is Christian Tetzlaff.

This is Sir Simon Rattle, LSO Music Director.

Tickets:
£55 £40 £30 £20 £15

WILDCARDS SOLD OUT
Wildcard info and T&Cs

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

Part of the main season multibuy - click here for more information on multibuys
£5 under-18s tickets available

On sale online from 10am Friday 3 February 2017

*Commissioned for Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra by the Barbican

6.15pm Barbican Foyers
The LSO Discovery Choirs perform in the entrance foyers

6.30pm Welcome Reception
Ticket-holders are invited to enjoy a free glass of sparkling wine to celebrate the launch of the 2017/18 season


Part of the 2017/18 season

Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3

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and to mainland Europe, Canada and Asia on Mezzo

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Also in this series:

Sun 17 Sep 2017: The Damnation of Faust

Tue 19 Sep 2017: The Damnation of Faust

Wed 13 Dec 2017: Strauss & Mahler

Sat 16 Dec 2017: Bernstein 100

Sun 17 Dec 2017: Strauss & Mahler