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
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 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
*Commissioned for Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra by the Barbican
Part of the 2017/18 season