Alsop: Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

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Eric Lu performs Beethoven

Thu 28 Jan 2021 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

Weill Symphonic Nocturne from ‘Lady in the Dark’
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4
Interval
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

Marin Alsop conductor
Eric Lu piano

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Part of 2020/21 season 

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

This performance is funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation For Music, Inc. New York, NY.

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LSO Spring Concerts Update
We are finalising our plans for the Spring term, in light of the latest restrictions. Full programme and booking details for our revised concerts will be announced on Tuesday 8 December.

Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Kurt Weill on Broadway and the award-winning Eric Lu playing Beethoven – a concert to span the many worlds of guest conductor Marin Alsop.

When Kurt Weill made a new career in the US, he did it in style: Lady in the Dark is a sumptuous, silken slice of Broadway glamour. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, meanwhile, glow with Californian colour – but their heart is in a Russia that Rachmaninoff had lost forever. With Eric Lu as soloist in Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto, this is a concert that spans new worlds and old.

And if few conductors can span the Atlantic – musically speaking – with more assurance than Marin Alsop, few young pianists have generated as much comment as Boston’s Eric Lu, when he won the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition. ‘A veritable poet of the keyboard’ was The Guardian’s verdict, but judge for yourself as he plays Beethoven’s most personal and lyrical concerto: the very work with which he scooped the prize.