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London Philharmonic Orchestra 2013/14 Concert Season Brighton Dome, Concert Hall brightondome.org


Welcome to the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2013/14 season We are delighted to be returning to Brighton Dome for another season of four Saturday evening concerts, and once again we are proud to be working with brilliant international soloists and conductors. Opening the season on Saturday 9 November is Mendelssohn’s joyful Symphony No. 4, inspired by the colours and atmosphere of Italy. Charismatic cellist Leonard Elschenbroich joins the Orchestra to play Dvorˇák’s lyrical Cello Concerto.

Concluding the season is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 on Saturday 22 March, which the Orchestra released as a recording to great critical acclaim in 2012. Also on the programme is Bruch’s First Violin Concerto performed by virtuoso Liza Ferschtman. We do hope you will join us for our 2013/14 season which promises to be rich with musical talent and variety.

Timothy Walker AM Chief Executive and Artistic Director

Other season highlights include Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 performed by pianist Michael Roll on Saturday 30 November, the Orchestra conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, while Vasily Petrenko leads a romantic concert of Berlioz, Rachmaninoff and Brahms on Saturday 22 February.

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November

Saturday 9 November 2013 | 7.30pm Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Dvorˇák Cello Concerto Rossini Overture, William Tell Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 (Italian) Daniele Rustioni conductor Leonard Elschenbroich cello Dvorˇák had intended to end his Cello Concerto with a rhapsodic flourish. But on hearing of the death of his beloved sister-in-law, the composer instead wrote a delicate, tender song for the cello in which her memory is enshrined. Bathed in southern warmth, Felix Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony contains some of his most exhilarating music, its striding opening theme lunging out over pulsating winds. Such infectious joie de vivre has made Rossini’s overture to the opera William Tell one of the most iconic works in history, a raucous gallop that has proved infectious for nearly two centuries.

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Leonard Elschenbroich

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Kodály Dances of Galánta Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 Dvorˇák Symphony No. 7

November

Saturday 30 November 2013 | 7.30pm Brighton Dome, Concert Hall

Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor Michael Roll piano When the London Philharmonic Society asked Antonín Dvorˇák for a new symphony in 1884, the composer knew he had to deliver something special. In the resulting Seventh, the doubts and frustrations Dvorˇák experienced as a composer are defeated by music of compelling argument, triumphing over its own nervous energy in the final bars with a glorious plunge into the brightness of D major. In between that and Zoltán Kodály’s infectious Slovakian dances comes one of Beethoven’s most moving concertos. In his Fourth Piano Concerto the composer famously ‘tamed the furies’ in music that combined virtuosity with delicacy like none before it.

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© Werner Kmetitsch

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Tickets £10 – £27.50 Premium seats £32.50 Book now 01273 709709 brightondome.org Discounted subscription packages available See page 06

The music of Beethoven and Dvorˇák is available on the Orchestra’s own label as CDs or downloads. Andrés Orozco-Estrada Truls Mørk

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February

Saturday 22 February 2014 | 7.30pm Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Berlioz Overture, Le Corsaire Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Brahms Symphony No. 2 Vasily Petrenko conductor Kirill Gerstein piano Overlooking Lake Wörthersee in the small Austrian resort of Pörtschach, Johannes Brahms set about creating a symphony that captured all he saw: a clear, light day; the infinite beauty of the sunset; the stillness of night; a peaceful awakening and gratitude for another day – the miracle of life. And yet its musicians were to play, said Brahms, as if ‘with a ribbon of mourning around their arm’. Such meeting of glowing melancholy and piercing brightness created what many consider Brahms’s finest symphony. In contrast Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is a rapturous and devious dance, played here by the supremely gifted Kirill Gerstein.

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The music of Rachmaninoff and Brahms is available on the Orchestra’s own label as CDs or downloads.

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Vasily Petrenko

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March

Saturday 22 March 2014 | 7.30pm Brighton Dome, Concert Hall Wagner Siegfried Idyll Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 Joseph Swensen conductor Liza Ferschtman violin The workings of fate were an obsessive theme for Tchaikovsky – in his private life and in his public music. As he grappled with his forbidden homosexuality, his failing health and his crippling self-doubt in the summer of 1888, Tchaikovsky sat down to write a symphony that he hoped would save him from ‘the inscrutable design of providence’. And, for once, Tchaikovsky discovered the joy of optimism. The overwhelming theme of the Symphony was hope, communicated through music of typical power, emotion and brilliance. Before it, a piece concerned not so much with opposing forces as beauty and virtuosity: Bruch’s spectacular Violin Concerto played by the brilliant Liza Ferschtman.

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© Marco Borggreve

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Tickets £10 – £27.50 Premium seats £32.50 Book now 01273 709709 brightondome.org Discounted subscription packages available See page 06

The music of Tchaikovsky and Wagner is available on the Orchestra’s own label as CDs or downloads. Liza Ferschtman

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Booking information

Book more, pay less: series discounts 10% discount for 2 concerts 15% discount for 3 concerts 20% discount for 4 concerts Book all 4 concerts and receive a special invitation to our Meet the Players reception courtesy of Heineken and Villa Maria wines.

Group Discounts: Bring friends – save money! Groups of 10 or more will receive a 20% discount on ticket prices G  roups of 20 or more will receive a 20% discount as well as an extra complimentary ticket for the group organiser. Please call the Box Office for details. Please note that offers cannot be combined.

Students and under-26s Join our NOISE email list for full-time students or those under 26 and get great deals on concert tickets. You can also get involved in the NOISE scheme as a student representative. By helping us to promote our student offers, you will get free tickets and great experience for your CV with one of the UK’s most famous arts organisations. Sign up to one of the free e-bulletins at lpo.org.uk/noise to get details of these fantastic offers!

Access Brighton Dome is committed to making your visit easy and enjoyable. Where possible, we operate family friendly and accessible venues but may ask customers who cause unreasonable disturbance during events to leave the auditoria. Concessionary priced tickets, where available, are offered to registered disabled people, and where possible a range of prices is available for disabled customers. Each disabled customer can apply for one complimentary ticket per booking, in order to bring an access assistant or companion with them. For detailed access information contact the Visitor Services Department on 01273 261516 / 261525.

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Brighton Dome Ticket Office 01273 709709 29 New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm (£2.25 telephone transaction fee; no fee for booking in person)

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Tickets £10 £15 £18 £23 £27.50 Premium seats £32.50 Support Us The London Philharmonic Orchestra is a registered charity that relies increasingly on its audience support to continue its work both on the concert platform and in the community. There are a number of different ways through which you can support the Orchestra. For more information or to make a donation please contact

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Wheelchair users

Brighton Dome is situated on Church Street in the heart of historic Brighton, on the Royal Pavilion Estate. It comprises three spaces – the Concert Hall, Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre.

The Concert Hall has several specially designed seat positions as well as lift access and accessible toilets (RADAR keys in operation). A companion sitting in a neighbouring seat may be admitted free of charge.

Hearing impaired customers

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There is a Sennheiser infra-red hearing enhancement system in the Concert Hall which can be used with or without a hearing aid. Please reserve your unit when you book your tickets. Ticket Office text phone 01273 261538.

Visually impaired customers Guide dogs are welcome in all Brighton Dome venues. Printed materials are available in large print on request from the Marketing Department on 01273 260825.

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Public transport Brighton Station is a 10-minute walk away with fast, regular services to Brighton from London (52 minutes for Southern trains from Victoria and London Bridge) and elsewhere. To book tickets and for travel updates visit southernrailway.com or call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950. For information on frequent local bus services go to buses.co.uk. Visit visitbrighton.com for information on car parking and accommodation in Brighton. journeyon.co.uk has information on public transport and walking routes around the city.

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How to find us

Parking The nearest car park to Brighton Dome is the Church Street Theatre Car Park. This car park has launched a new evening rate of just £5.00 for parking between 5.30pm and midnight. The car park is a 2-minute walk from the venue. In addition Brighton Dome & Festival Members can save an extra 30% on top (making it just £3.50 per visit). The Lanes car park on Black Lion Street, accessed from Grand Junction Road on the seafront, is a five-minute walk to the venue and charges £4.50 to park from 6pm to midnight. * Car park charges correct at time of going to press.

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Recordings and social media

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Live, studio and archive recordings from our catalogue are available from lpo.org.uk/shop, London Philharmonic Orchestra Ticket Office 020 7840 4242 (Monday – Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm) and all good retail outlets.

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Brahms Symphonies 1 & 2 with Jurowski LPO-0043 BBC Music Magazine Disc of the Month (June 2012) ‘Conductors, buy this and learn; the rest of us can enjoy’ BBC Music Magazine

Tchaikovsky Symphonies 4 & 5 with Jurowski LPO-0064 Gramophone Disc of the Month (December 2012) Sunday Times Album of the Year

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‘Both these performances exemplify what makes Jurowski’s approach to Tchaikovsky so special’ Gramophone Magazine

Mahler Symphony No. 1 (including Blumine) LPO-0070 ‘This poised and delicate account showed Blumine’s freshness and charm as part of an overall reading with an absolute identification with the material, demonstrating Jurowski’s flair for Mahler’ The Guardian

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I thought it was amazing. It was my first concert and I was so taken with it that I will be visiting a lot more. I shall also be bringing my children to see the Orchestra playing.

@LPOrchestra Awesome is a frequently abused word but for tonight’s concert it is entirely appropriate. Thanks for the uplifting experience.

Astonishing performance of Heldenleben by @LPOrchestra tonight. I forgot to breathe for a lot of it and felt very dizzy by the end!


The London Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Arts Council England and Southbank Centre.

Brighton Dome & Festival is grateful for the support of:

Concert texts Andrew Mellor Photography Patrick Harrison Design Roundel Printer Tradewinds (this brochure is produced on paper from a sustainable source) Information in this brochure was correct at the time of going to press. The right is reserved to substitute artists and to vary programmes if necessary. The London Philharmonic Orchestra is a registered charity No. 238045.


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