Walton Viola Concerto (1962 version)
Brahms Symphony No 4
Daniel Harding conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra
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From Friday 25 June 10am: LSO Patrons, LSO Pioneers & LSO Ambassador Friends
From Monday 28 June 10am: all LSO Friends (Ambassador, Benefactor, Associate & Supporter levels)
From Tuesday 6 July 10am
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.
This programme is also being performed at the Barbican on Thursday 28 October.
Daniel Harding conducts Brahms, and Antoine Tamestit continues his Artist Portrait with Walton’s Viola Concerto – music born of youth and age, but united by passion.
When the young William Walton premiered his Viola Concerto in 1927, it caused a Europe-wide sensation: a composer in his twenties, taking a neglected instrument and writing for it with unprecedented imagination and power. Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, meanwhile, would be his last – but he wasn’t going peacefully into the night, and every note burns with creative fire.
In other words, this is a concert that unites youthful genius with music drawn from a profound engagement with life. At the centre of it all – and the subject of our Artist Portrait this season - is viola virtuoso Antonie Tamestit, renewing his artistic partnership with former LSO principal guest conductor Daniel Harding (described by The Guardian as ‘an exceptional Brahms interpreter’). Two artists on the same page, in music that always has something new to say.