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Thu 5 Oct 2017 7.30pm - 9.45pm
Barbican Hall, London

Mahler's Fifth Symphony

BRITTEN Violin Concerto
MAHLER Symphony No 5

Semyon Bychkov conductor
Janine Jansen violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Semyon Bychkov and Janine Jansen bring us a concert of sorrow and triumph with music from Britten and Mahler.

Following her LSO Artist Portrait last season, Janine Jansen presents Britten’s Violin Concerto, a grief-stricken yet achingly beautiful violin-concerto-as-requiem, written in despair at the victory of General Franco in the Spanish Civil War. The work struggles between an encroaching darkness and that very last candle-flame of hope, which ever refuses to be fully extinguished.

With its huge emotional scope and large orchestral forces, Mahler’s Symphony No 5 is a real journey from tragedy to triumph. It opens in turbulent darkness and uncertainty, and closes with a vast exultant finale and an ecstatic riot of counterpoint, which ensues in the work’s final pages.

Pre-concert events

LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
Barbican Hall 6pm, free entry

Tickets: £55 £40 £30 £20 £15

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

Part of the 2017/18 season