Charlie Piper Flēotan*
Betsy Jolas Well Met Suite
Francisco Coll Violin Concerto†
Ayanna Witter-Johnson Fairtrade?*
François-Xavier Roth conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin
LSO Futures is generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and The Helen Hamlyn Trust
*Commissioned through the Panufnik Composers Scheme, generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and The Helen Hamlyn Trust
†Co-commissioned by the LSO, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg & Philharmonie Luxembourg, Seattle Symphony, the NTR ZaterdagMatinee, Radio 4's concert series in the Concertgebouw and Bamberger Symphoniker, with the support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
Update as of 26 February 2021
Due to the ongoing restrictions caused by COVID-19, unfortunately this concert is no longer able to take place.
We hope to be able to reschedule this programme for a date in Summer 2021. Dates will be announced as soon as we are able.
Violinist extraordinaire Patricia Kopatchinskaja gives the UK premiere of a brand new concerto – the heart of a whole concert devoted to music that simply demands to be heard.
When Patricia Kopatchinskaja takes to the stage, writes Gramophone, ‘the only thing you can be absolutely certain of is that you’re about to hear something brimming with personality, individuality and panache’. Today she gives the UK premiere of a concerto written specially for her by the Spanish composer Francisco Coll.
Coll has called the collaboration ‘one of the most exhilarating experiences of my creative life’, and this looks set to be one of the most talked-about premieres of recent years. But music constantly renews itself, and tonight we also showcases two striking new orchestral works by composers on the LSO’s Panufnik Composers Scheme, alongside an undisputed 21st-century classic by living legend Betsy Jolas.
This concert partially replaces the concert originally scheduled at 7.30pm on 11 March 2021.