Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit


Please note venue and start times NB Change of Conductor

Thu 14 Oct 2021 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Walton Viola Concerto (1962 version)
Brahms Symphony No 4

Robin Ticciati conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra

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Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

This programme is also being performed at the Barbican on Thursday 28 October.

Robin Ticciati 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 conductor Robin Ticciati. Two artists on the same page, in music that always has something new to say.

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We are doing everything we can to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Below are answers to some FAQs, and you can find further information here.

What other safety measures are in place once inside?

  • Staff and audience members are encouraged to wear a face covering inside LSO St Luke's at all times unless exempt.
  • The hall and each seat will be cleaned between performances.
  • Hand sanitising stations are positioned at the entrance and around the building.
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Change of conductor

The LSO is grateful to Robin Ticciati who is replacing Daniel Harding as conductor for this concert and on Thursday 28 October. It is widely known that Daniel Harding has been training to become a pilot for a number of years. After an 18-month delay due to Covid, Daniel was recently called in to undertake his final induction prior to taking up a position as a pilot for a major airline. He will then combine his passion for flying alongside a busy conducting schedule. The LSO is keen to support Daniel in this venture and looks forward to his Barbican concerts on 10 and 31 October which remain as scheduled.
Robin Ticciati will also conduct the LSO on a four city tour of Switzerland 18 – 22 October 2021.

Posted 19 Aug 2021