Haydn, Mozart, Gershwin & John Adams


Sun 12 Jun 2022 7.00pm - 9.20pm
Barbican Hall, London

Haydn Symphony No 86
Mozart Piano Concerto No 18
Gershwin Cuban Overture
John Adams I Still Dance (London premiere)
Gershwin An American in Paris

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Imogen Cooper piano
London Symphony Orchestra

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

High spirits and summer sun, as Sir Simon Rattle kicks up his heels in music by Haydn, Mozart, and Gershwin – and introduces the latest showstopper from John Adams.

‘The world is always better with Haydn,’ says Sir Simon Rattle, and tonight the exuberance and wit of Haydn’s 86th Symphony is merely the curtain-raiser for an all-laughing, all-dancing concert of Mozart, Gershwin and John Adams: music that spans three centuries without losing its smile.

After all, you’re never far from a party with George Gershwin, and tonight he takes to the dancefloor, first in Havana and then in Paris. But good times are meant to be shared, so we’re delighted to welcome the great Imogen Cooper, in a concerto that shows Mozart at his most brilliant, as well as his most poignant. And there’s a swinging, sizzling new postcard from America from another old friend of the LSO, John Adams.

Your Visit

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Concert Programme

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