Artist Portrait: Daniil Trifonov

190217_trifonov2_1920_1080.jpg

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5

Sun 2 Jun 2019 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

IVES A Symphony: New England Holidays
Interval
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 5

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: £56 £41 £31 £22 £16

£10 Wildcard tickets available
Wildcard info and T&Cs

£5 under-18s tickets available

£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

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.

Daniil Trifonov takes on the enormous technical demands of Beethoven’s mighty ‘Emperor’ as part of his Artist Portrait series.

So nicknamed for its heroic melodies and grand scale, Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’, or Piano Concerto No 5, looks beyond the Classical era, exulting in the romance and grandeur that would follow. The piece is propelled by the energetic interplay between piano and orchestra, and requires a pianist of exceptional capability. 

Charles Ives’ New England Holidays stands as one of the composer’s most radical and experimental pieces. Juxtaposing a frightening dissonance with picturesque childhood nostalgia, it draws together disparate allusions and discordant sounds to reflect the scraps and fragments that make up our memories. ‘Here are melodies like icons,’ said Ives, ‘resonating with memory and history, with war, childhood, community, and nation.’