Half Six Fix: Prokofiev Fifth Symphony


Wed 13 Nov 2019 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

PROKOFIEV Symphony No 5
Introduced on stage by the conductor

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor & presenter
London Symphony Orchestra

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Michael Tilson Thomas introduces and presents Prokofiev’s most emotionally charged symphony, composed in the closing moments of World War II, in this early-evening concert.

Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony premiered in Moscow at a time when Russia was locked in bloody combat with Germany. Yet rather than being mired in the agonies of war, the Fifth Symphony is vibrant, tuneful and ultimately optimistic. Submitted to Soviet authorities as ‘a work about the spirit of man’, the symphony is one of Prokofiev’s most emotionally invested offerings, although punctuated with humour and grotesquerie.

This concert is part of Half Six Fix, a different way to experience the LSO, with an introduction to the music from Michael Tilson Thomas, and digital programme notes on your phone or device. Grab a drink, take your seat and enjoy the music.

Celebrating 50 Years

Sun 10 Nov Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet
Wed 13 Nov Half Six Fix: Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony
Thu 14 Nov Prokofiev's Fifth and Tchaikovsky with Nicola Benedetti
Sat 16 Nov Orchestral Artistry Workshop-Performance: Stravinsky

About Half Six Fix

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These concerts start at 6.30pm and last for one hour, without an interval, featuring a short programme of one or two major works, which the conductor will introduce from the stage.

To bring you closer to the action, we’ll have screens to showcase the performers and programme notes available electronically on your Android or iPhone device. You can also enjoy the music with a drink in your seat.

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