the public domain


LSO Futures

Sun 24 Mar 2019 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

Performed on the foyers
DAVID LANG the public domain * (UK premiere)

In the Barbican Hall
PHILIPPE MANOURY Ring ^ (UK premiere)
DONGHOON SHIN Kafka's Dream (world premiere) †
SCRIABIN Symphony No 4, ‘The Poem of Ecstasy’

François-Xavier Roth conductor
Simon Halsey conductor *
Thomas Guthrie director*
London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Chorus
LSO Community Choir

Tickets: £56 £41 £31 £22 £16

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Part of 2018/19 Season

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

When the whole concert hall becomes the stage: David Lang's the public domain is performed by 500 people, followed by Philippe Manoury’s Ring with François-Xavier Roth and Scriabin’s ethereal Poem of Ecstasy.

Enter into the discordant and energetically disorienting sound world of Philippe Manoury’s Ring, written for large ‘spatialised’ orchestra and extended percussion. Steel drums, timbales and anvils all feature in this new musical experience, as LSO musicians are scattered throughout the Barbican Hall.

Scriabin’s Fourth Symphony, The Poem of Ecstasy, depicts a cosmic spirit’s assent into consciousness, the ‘joy of liberated action, a divine play of worlds’ according to the composer. The piece seems to alternate between slow, unhurried languor and striving energy, all based around the composer’s new modes of tonality giving the end product an ethereal sense of musical mysticism.

The concert begins in the foyers with David Lang's the public domain, which is free to watch, no ticket required. The concert then continues with Philippe Manoury's Ring as ticket holders take their seats in the Barbican Hall.


This event is part of LSO Futures


* Supported by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust.

† Commissioned via the Panufnik Composers Scheme, generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and The Helen Hamlyn Trust

^ The performance of Philippe Manoury's Ring is generously supported by Diaphonique, Franco-British fund for contemporary music in partnership with the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, the Sacem, the British Council, the French Ministry of Culture, the Bureau Export, the Institut français and the Friends of the French Institute Trust.



Take part

Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime vocal performance at the Barbican Centre.
Whether you’re a first-time singer or regular choir member, come together with 500 people from across London to perform live in the Barbican foyers as part of this LSO concert: