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London Philharmonic Orchestra: Brilliance and longing

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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
On Friday 13 April 2018 at 19:30

New worlds: exiled from Russia, Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky travelled Europe and America before ending up as unlikely neighbours in Hollywood. The chrome-plated dazzle of Rachmaninoff's gorgeous Third Symphony can’t hide its deep, songful sense of loss; and Stravinsky's Jeu de cartes is playing for higher (and scarier) stakes than you might at first realise from this brilliant, razor-sharp music. In between, guest conductor John Storgårds teams up with the world-famous Labèque sisters in something wholly new and surprising: a double piano concerto, written specially for the Labèques by Bryce Dessner, Golden Globe-nominated composer of the score for The Revenant.

* In co-operation with the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation.

† Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Borusan Culture Arts Centre & Orquestra Nacionales de España.

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