Copland, Offenbach & Weill + live stream

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Thu 17 Feb 2022 7.00pm - 9.05pm
Barbican Hall, London

Copland Music for the Theatre
Haydn Symphony No 90
Offenbach arr Rosenthal Selections from ‘La Gaîté Parisienne’
Weill arr Elliott Youkali; Lost in the Stars

Barbara Hannigan conductor & soprano
London Symphony Orchestra

Generously supported by the Jeremy and John Sacher Charitable Trust.

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Live stream

This concert will be live streamed on Takt1 (available to subscribers)



Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

New York – Paris – London: Barbara Hannigan can-cans through the Jazz Age in this transatlantic celebration of melody, colour and seriously classy fun.

Grab a fistful of Offenbach’s best tunes, add a dash of sugar and a spritz of champagne and the result is Gaîté Parisienne – the joyous, fabulously ritzy ballet that Manuel Rosenthal created in Monte Carlo just before the War. Barbara Hannigan loves it, and she’s put it at the centre of a concert tailored to her own unrivalled talents.

She’s kicking off with Copland’s Music for the Theatre, in which the sounds of jazz-age Manhattan get a distinctly Gallic makeover. And it’d hardly be a Barbara Hannigan concert if we didn’t get to hear that phenomenal, endlessly versatile voice – so she’s finishing with two Kurt Weill classics, in striking new arrangements. Serious fun with a sophisticated swing, from an artist who keeps finding new ways to intrigue and astound.

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Distanced Seating

Standard seating is being used in most of the Hall for this concert. Audience members who would prefer to sit in a socially distanced environment can choose to book seats in the Balcony.

Available seats will be spaced 1 metre apart, and are indicated by an information flag when making your selection during the booking process. Those booking two or more adjacent seats are welcome to move together to sit as one group on the evening of the concert. All audience members are asked to wear a face covering unless exempt.

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Concert Programme

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This concert will be live streamed on Takt1.