Sibelius & Bartók

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Wed 9 Mar 2022 7.00pm - 8.55pm
Barbican Hall, London

Berlioz Overture: Le corsaire
Hannah Kendall The Spark Catchers
Sibelius Symphony No 7
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Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin – Suite
Ravel La valse

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: £60 £48 £35 £24 £18

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

'When the London Symphony Orchestra is on this kind of supercharged form, and Simon Rattle doing repertoire he conducts more convincingly than anyone else, you really don’t want a concert to end.' (The Times)

Fabulous colours and untamed emotions. Sir Simon Rattle celebrates the music he loves – and the sheer wonder of the sound it makes.

A spark spirals skywards, a Mediterranean squall strikes spray from the wavetops and a trombone powers its melody through swirling clouds of strings. Tonight, Sir Simon Rattle conducts a concert that’s all about colour, from Berlioz’s sunlit seascape to the iridescent dreams (and nightmares) of Bartók and Ravel.

And no question, it’s going to be a fabulously vivid journey, as Sir Simon revisits scores that he’s loved almost as long as he’s loved music. Whether it’s the elemental power of Sibelius’ Seventh Symphony, or the eerie sensuality of Ravel’s doomed waltz, these are works in which he has something unique to say: music in which – like Hannah Kendall’s 21st-century classic The Spark Catchers – atmosphere and emotion fuse into something much, much bigger than the sum of their parts.


Your Visit

We encourage audience members to bring and wear a face covering, unless you are exempt. Click here for the latest infomation on the measures that are being taken for the safety and comfort of visitors to the Barbican Centre.

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 at the rear of the Balcony (subject to availabilty).

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 encouraged to wear a face covering unless exempt.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Concert programme

Free concert programmes are available on the night or you can view a pdf version in advance. 

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Access

The Barbican Centre is fully accessible. Please visit this page for full details or contact us at [email protected] at any point ahead of your visit to let us know how we can support you.

Delve Deeper

Uncover six things you should know about Bartók's Miraculous Mandarin here.