HELEN GRIME Fanfare* (world premiere)
THOMAS ADÈS Asyla
HARRISON BIRTWISTLE Violin Concerto
OLIVER KNUSSEN Symphony No 3
ELGAR Variations on an Original Theme, 'Enigma'
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Christian Tetzlaff violin
London Symphony Orchestra
*Commissioned for Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra by the Barbican
Part of the 2017/18 season
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.
6.15pm Barbican Foyers
The LSO Discovery Choirs perform in the 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, generously provided by Chapel Down, the LSO’s Official Drinks Partner.
Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3
Broadcast to mainland Europe, Canada and Asia on Mezzo TV
Live streamed on Arte Concert
A special VIP package, including a top price ticket and attendance at an exclusive post-concert party, is still available at a cost of £130.
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