Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony

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Philippe Jordan & Nikolaj Znaider

Thu 25 Oct 2018 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No 2
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5

Philippe Jordan conductor
Nikolaj Znaider violin
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.

Dramatic landscapes, folk-tales and fate, with conductor Philippe Jordan and violinist Nikolaj Znaider.

Philippe Jordan opens with a work that has the earth in its bones – Szymanowski’s impressionistic Violin Concerto No 2, which recreates in orchestral form the Polish folk music of the Tatra Mountain Region.

Then surrender to the sweeping, romantic tunes and lush orchestration of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth, a symphony that wavers between optimism and sorrow. An overall feeling of melancholy nostalgia gives way to tentative moments of optimism, even outright joy, and the sense that even the darkest hour must contain at least some glimmer of hope. 

Pre-concert event

LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
6pm Barbican Hall
Free entry


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