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Sun 5 Apr at 19:00
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Cancelled: James MacMillan - St John Passion
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MacMillan, St John Passion
Marcus Farnsworth, Baritone
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Mon 6 Apr at 19:30
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Cancelled: Lang Lang plays the Goldberg Variations
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Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV988
Lang Lang, Piano
Tue 7 Apr at 19:30
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Cancelled: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Igor Levit
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Beethoven, Leonore Overture no. 3, Op.72b
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 22 in E flat, K482
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36
Igor Levit, Piano
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
TBC, Conductor
Wed 8 Apr at 19:30
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Cancelled: Anne-Sophie Mutter plays Beethoven
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Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 5 in F major "Fruhling (Spring)", Op.24
Beethoven, Violin Sonata no. 7 in C minor, Op.30 no.2
Beethoven, Violin sonata No. 9 in A major, 'Kreutzer', Op.47
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
Lambert Orkis, Piano
Fri 10 Apr at 18:00
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Britten Sinfonia: St Matthew Passion
Cancelled: Britten Sinfonia: St Matthew Passion
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Bach, St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Jacqueline Shave, Violin
Nicholas Mulroy, Tenor
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Lucy Crowe, Soprano
Tim Mead, Countertenor
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Eamonn Dougan, Bass
Fri 17 Apr at 19:30
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Cancelled: BBC Symphony Orchestra / Stasevska
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Anderson, Incantesimi
Sibelius, The Swan of Tuonela, Op.22 no.2
Grime, Violin Concerto (UK première)
Sibelius, Symphony no. 1 in E minor, Op.39
Dalia Stasevska, Conductor
Leila Josefowicz, Violin
Sun 19 Apr at 19:00
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Cancelled: LSO Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit
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Widmann, Viola Concerto
Bruckner, Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, WAB 105
Antoine Tamestit, Viola
Daniel Harding, Conductor
Tue 21 Apr at 19:30
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Cancelled: Murray Perahia in recital
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Murray Perahia, Piano
Wed 22 Apr at 18:30
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Cancelled: Half Six Fix: Concerto for Orchestra
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Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Thu 23 Apr at 19:30
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Cancelled: Duke Bluebeard's Castle
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Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
Bartók, Duke Bluebeard's Castle
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Rinat Shaham, Judith
Gábor Bretz, Bluebeard
Sat 25 Apr at 18:30
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Cancelled: The English Concert: Handel's Rodelina in concert
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Handel, Rodelinda, regina de' Langobardi
Harry Bicket, Director
Lucy Crowe, Rodelinda
Iestyn Davies, Bertarido
Jess Dandy, Eduige
Joshua Elicott, Grimoaldo
Brandon Cedel, Garibaldo
Anthony Roth Costanzo, Unulfo
The English Concert
Sun 26 Apr at 19:00
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Cancelled: Rattle with Mahler's 4th
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Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras: no. 5 for voice and 8 cellos
Ligeti, Violin Concerto
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin
Camilla Tilling, Soprano
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Thu 30 Apr at 19:30
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Cancelled: New York Philharmonic: Mahler Symphony No 1
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Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 25 in C major, K503
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
Jaap van Zweden, Conductor
Fri 1 May at 19:30
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New York Philharmonic: Mahler Symphony No. 2
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Mahler, Symphony no. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
Jaap van Zweden, Conductor
Joélle Harvey, Soprano
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-soprano
London Symphony Chorus
Sat 2 May at 14:30
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Cancelled: David Walliams and the BBC Symphony Orchestra
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Programme to be announced
Ben Gernon, Conductor
David Walliams, Narrator
Thu 7 May at 19:30
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Cancelled: BBC Symphony Orchestra / Oramo
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Beethoven, The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43: Overture
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op.58
Pejačević, Symphony in F sharp minor, Op.41
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Paul Lewis, Piano
Mon 11 May at 19:30
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner: Beethoven's Complete Symphonies I
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Beethoven, The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43: Overture
Beethoven, Ah! perfido, Op.65
Beethoven, Symphony no. 1 in C major, Op.21
Beethoven, Leonore Overture no.1, Op.138
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Lucy Crowe, Soprano
Tba, Narrator
Tue 12 May at 19:30
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner: Beethoven’s Complete Symphonies II
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.36
Beethoven, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Thu 14 May at 19:30
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner: Beethoven’s Complete Symphonies III
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 4 in B flat major, Op.60
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Fri 15 May at 19:30
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner: Beethoven’s Complete Symphonies IV
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Op.68
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Sat 16 May at 12:00
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LSO Discovery: Discovery 30th Anniversary Family Concert
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Kids event
Sat 16 May at 19:30
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner: Beethoven’s Complete Symphonies V
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 8 in F major, Op.93
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Lucy Crowe, Soprano
Jess Dandy, Mezzo-soprano
Tba, Tenor
Tareq Nazmi, Bass
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Monteverdi Choir
Sun 17 May at 18:00
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LSO Discovery: Discovery 30th Anniversary Showcase
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LSO Discovery Groups
Thu 21 May at 19:30
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From the New World
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Haydn, Symphony no. 88 in G major
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 2 in D major, K211
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Violin
Ádám Fischer, Conductor
Fri 22 May at 19:30
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Cancelled: BBC Symphony Orchestra / Oramo
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Sibelius, Snöfrid, improvisation for narrator, mixed-voice choir and orchestra, Op.29 (UK première)
Stravinsky, Violin Concerto in D major
Sibelius, Tulen synty (The Origin of Fire) for baritone, male choir and orchestra, Op.32
Elgar, Symphony no. 2 in E flat major, Op.63
Vilde Frang, Violin
Ville Rusanen, Baritone
Sakari Oramo, Conductor
Sat 23 May at 19:30
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Sir András Schiff plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1
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Dvořák, Legend no. 6 in C sharp minor, Op.59 no.6
Dvořák, 4 Sbory (Choruses): Opuštěný (The Forsaken), Op.29 no.4
Dvořák, Slavonic Dance no. 5 in A major, Op.46 no.5
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op.15
Dvořák, Symphony no. 6 in D major, Op.60
Sir András Schiff, Piano
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, Conductor
Sun 24 May at 19:30
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Sir András Schiff plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto Nos 2 & 3
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Dvořák, Legend no. 10 in B flat minor, Op.59 no.10
Dvořák, 4 Sbory (Choruses): Misto klekání (Evening's Blessing), Op.29 no.1
Dvořák, Slavonic Dance no. 7 in C minor, Op.46 no.7
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.19
Dvořák, Suite in A major for orchestra "American", Op.98b
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Sir András Schiff, Piano
Iván Fischer, Conductor
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Thu 28 May at 19:30
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Honeck with Anne-Sophie Mutter
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Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Strauss R., Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin
Manfred Honeck, Conductor
May 30, 31
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Jazz at Lincoln Center
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Marsalis, The Jungle
Wynton Marsalis, Director
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Thu 4 Jun at 19:30
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Percy Grainger
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Works by Grainger
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Gerard McBurney, Creative director
Sat 6 Jun at 19:30
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Gershwin, Ives, Harris and Bernstein
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Gershwin, Cuban Overture
Ives, New England Holidays: Decoration Day
Gershwin, Piano Concerto in F major (ed. Watson)
Harris, Symphony no. 3
Bernstein, On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Gershwin, An American in Paris
Kirill Gerstein, Piano
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Sun 7 Jun at 19:30
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Hélène Grimaud: Memory
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Silvestrov, Bagatelles for piano (No. 1)
Debussy, Arabesque no. 1 Andantino con moto
Silvestrov, Bagatelles for piano (No. 2)
Satie, Gnossienne no. 4
Chopin, Nocturne no. 19 in E minor, Op.72 no.1
Satie, Gnossienne no. 1
Satie, Pièces Froides: Trois danses de travers ('En y regardant à deux fois')
Debussy, La plus que lente
Chopin, Mazurka in A minor, Op.17 no.4
Chopin, Waltz in A Minor "Grande Valse Brillante", Op.34 no.2
Debussy, Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune
Debussy, Rêverie
Satie, Pièces Froides: Trois danses de travers ('Passer')
Rachmaninov, Piano Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor, Op.36
Hélène Grimaud, Piano
Thu 11 Jun at 19:30
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LSO Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit
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Berio, Voci (Folk Songs II)
Stravinsky, The Firebird
Antoine Tamestit, Viola
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor
Fri 12 Jun at 19:30
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Jeremy Denk Plays Bach
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Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier (24 Preludes and Fugues) - Book 1
Jeremy Denk, Piano
Sun 14 Jun at 19:00
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LSO Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit
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Walton, Viola Concerto
Tippett, A Child of Our Time
Antoine Tamestit, Viola
Alan Gilbert, Conductor
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Sat 20 Jun at 19:30
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BBC Symphony Orchestra: Joby Talbot's Everest in concert
Cancelled: BBC Symphony Orchestra: Joby Talbot's Everest in concert
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Talbot, Everest (UK première)
Nicole Paiement, Conductor
Leonard Foglia, Director
Veronika Haller, Jan Arnold
Andrew Bidlack, Rob Hall
Craig Verm, Doug Hansen
Michael Mayes, Beck Weathers
BBC Singers
Tue 23 Jun at 19:30
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Porgy and Bess
Gershwin, Girl Crazy: overture
Copland, Old American Songs
Gershwin, Porgy and Bess
Southbank Sinfonia
London Concert Choir
Francesca Chiejina, Soprano
Cedric Neal, Tenor
Mark Forkgen, Conductor
Fri 26 Jun at 19:30
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Joyce DiDonato: Songplay
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Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
Chuck Israels, Double Bass
Charlie Porter, Trumpet
James Madison, Drums
Lautaro Greco, Bandoneon
Sun 13 Sep at 10:00
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LSO Discovery Day: Great British Composers of the 20th & 21st Centuries
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Programme to include:
Works by Britten
Works by Tippett
Works by Adès
Works by Turnage
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Sun 13 Sep at 19:00
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© Chris Christodoulou | BBC Proms
LSO/Rattle: Season Opening
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Turnage, Last Song for Illy (world premiere)
Tippett, Piano Concerto
Adès, Kuxury Suite from Powder Her Face
Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34
Peter Donohoe, Piano
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Sep 15, 17
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© Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Classical
LSO/Rattle: Wozzeck
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Berg, Wozzeck (Concert performance)
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Christian Gerhaher, Wozzeck
Anja Kampe, Marie
Sir John Tomlinson, Doctor
Peter Hoare, Captain
Thomas Blondelle, Drum major
Evan LeRoy Johnson, Andres
Anna Lapkovskaja, Margret
Alexander Kiechle, First Apprentice
Tomasz Kumięga, Second Apprentice
Graham Clark, Madman
Guildhall Singers
Mon 21 Sep at 19:30
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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Gražinytė-Tyla
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Ravel, La Valse, for orchestra
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Stravinsky, Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Wed 23 Sep at 19:30
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© London Symphony Orchestra
LSO/Rattle: Melodic Revolutions
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Ligeti, Atmosphères
Wagner, Lohengrin: prelude to Act 1
Webern, Six Pieces For Orchestra, Op.6
Wagner, Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Mon 12 Oct at 19:30
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Cleveland Orchestra / Welser-Möst
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Adès, Angel Symphony (co-commissioned by the Barbican)
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 9 in E flat major, "Jeunehomme", K271
Scriabin, Symphony no. 2 in C minor, Op.29
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, Conductor
Igor Levit, Piano
Tue 13 Oct at 19:30
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Insula Orchestra: Mozart's Requiem
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Mozart, Masonic Funeral Music
Cherubini, Marche funèbre
Mozart, Requiem in D minor, K626
Insula Orchestra
Laurence Equilbey, Conductor
accentus
Thu 15 Oct at 19:30
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© MG de Saint Venant
LSO/Gardiner: Stravinsky
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Stravinsky, Circus Polka (for a young elephant)
Bartók, Piano Concerto no. 3, Sz 119
Stravinsky, The Fairy's Kiss (Le baiser de la fée)
Piotr Anderszewski, Piano
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Sun 18 Oct at 14:30
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© London Symphony Orchestra
LSO Discovery: Family Concert
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Kids event
Mon 19 Oct at 19:30
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Australian Chamber Orchestra: Bach & Pärt
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Pärt, Da Pacem Domine
Bach, Komm, Jesu, komm! - motet, BWV229
Pärt, Summa
Bach, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied - Cantata, BWV190
Pärt, Collage über B-A-C-H: Toccata
Bach, Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden (Psalm 117) - motet, BWV230
Bach, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf - motet, BWV226
Grigorjeva, In Paradisum
Sculthorpe, Djilile
Pärt, Berliner Messe
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti, Director, Violin
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Wed 21 Oct at 19:30
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© Giorgia Bertazzi
LSO/Ticciati: Christian Tetzlaff Artist Portrait
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Elgar, Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61
Brahms, Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op.98
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
Robin Ticciati, Conductor
Wed 28 Oct at 18:30
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© Matthias Baus
LSO/Half Six Fix: Varèse
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Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique: March to the Scaffold
Varèse, Ionisation, for percussion
Varèse, Arcana
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor