Tales of the North – Janine Jansen plays Sibelius


Grandeur. Tension. Drama.

Thu 26 Jan 2023 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

Ludwig van Beethoven Overture: Coriolan
Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No 6

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Janine Jansen violin
London Symphony Orchestra

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

Janine Jansen plays Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, at the heart of a concert filled with powerful stories from cold countries.

Tension, struggle and endless horizons. Sibelius finds both ice and fire in the windswept expanses and soaring tunes of his Violin Concerto. Prokofiev sends an urgent musical bulletin from Stalin’s Russia: music of iron and steel, forged in a time of war and tyranny. But first, Ludwig van Beethoven lights the fuse, in a quickfire overture that has drama pulsing through every note.

‘I love playing with the LSO,’ says the Dutch violinist Janine Jansen, whose gleaming sound and generous spirit makes everything she plays into an adventure. ‘There’s so much there, so much focus and energy.’

‘Other composers mix colourful cocktails. I offer pure, cool water.’
~Jean Sibelius

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Standard seating is being used for this concert. We encourage audience members to bring and wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.


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