Sibelius Second Symphony

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Sun 8 May 2022 7.00pm - 9.05pm
Barbican Hall, London

Sofia Gubaidulina Offertorium
Sibelius Symphony No 2

Dima Slobodeniouk conductor
Baiba Skride violin
London Symphony Orchestra

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Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Sibelius’ Second Symphony crowns a concert that begins with Sofia Gubaidulina’s Offertorium – a true modern classic, performed by the incomparable Baiba Skride.

Sofia Gubaidulina’s Offertorium takes a fragment of Bach, and grows it into one of the greatest of 20th-century violin concertos. And Sibelius begins his Second Symphony with a gentle pulse and a scrap of a dance tune: but by the end, it’s vast enough – and stirring enough – to carry the hopes and dreams of a whole nation.

In other words, it’s what you do with it that counts, and as principal conductor of Finland’s Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Dima Slobodeniouk has won widespread admiration for the way he gets inside the music of Sibelius. But first we’re thrilled to welcome back Baiba Skride: and with her formidable musical intelligence and a tone that’s as articulate (and as sensitive) as a human voice, it’s hard to imagine a more compelling champion for Gubaidulina’s wordless spiritual odyssey.

Discover & Listen

Uncover Seven Things You Didn't Know About Sibelius in our recent blog about the composer and his music.

On LSO Live: Sir Colin Davis conducts Sibelius' Symphony No 2.

Concert Programme


You can download a copy of the concert programme to view in advance or pick up a free print copy on the night. Click here to view the programme.

Your Visit

Standard seating is being used for this concert. 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.


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