Dvořák Violin Concerto
Kaija Saariaho Laterna Magica
Debussy La mer
Susanna Mälkki conductor
Gil Shaham violin
London Symphony Orchestra
Part of 2019/20 season
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change
Susanna Mälkki brings together a musical kaleidoscope of folklore, light and the ocean.
Folkloric and expressive melodies lace together Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, performed by multiple Grammy-award winning Gil Shaham. Inspired by filmography, Kaija Saariaho’s ever-evolving soundscape of Laterna Magica creates feelings and imagery that move from one to the next, before the idea can be clasped – just like a dream.
The evening ends as we submerge ourselves in the waves of Debussy’s La mer, and its daring impressionistic harmonies and colourful undercurrents.