Britten Spring Symphony


Sir Simon Rattle

Tue 18 Sep 2018 7.30pm - 9.50pm
Barbican Hall, London

DVORÁK Slavonic Dances
JANÁCEK Sinfonietta
BRITTEN Spring Symphony

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano
Alice Coote mezzo-soprano
Allan Clayton tenor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
Tiffin Choirs
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: £56 £41 £31 £22 £16

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On sale dates:
Online: Friday 2 February 2018 10am
By Phone: Wednesday 21 February 2018 10am
In Person: Wednesday 21 February 2018 10am

Part of 2018/19 Season

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

Sir Simon Rattle launches his Roots and Origins series with a rare combination of three distinctive works, each steeped in history and folk tradition.

Leaping rhythms abound in Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, with its unmistakably Bohemian and pastoral character. It’s a stark contrast to Janáček’s noble and ceremonial Sinfonietta, an ode to his hometown of Brno in the Czech Republic, and to Britten’s choral Spring Symphony, with its mysterious reimagining of traditional English song and verse. 

Sir Simon Rattle leads us on an unexpected journey through this diverse musical landscape – showing how these three contrasting works are bound together by a deep connection to their respective traditions, their musical and cultural heritage sculpted and remoulded by each composer’s individual voice.