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B E M OV E D 2017/18 Concert Season at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall


HIGHLIGHTS 2017

September

October

November

December

Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski explores the theme of ‘Judgement’ as we open the second half of the Belief and Beyond Belief festival with Enescu’s powerful drama Oedipe.

Principal Guest Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada showcases Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony as part of Belief and Beyond Belief ’s ‘War and Peace’ strand.

The Belief and Beyond Belief festival continues with an exploration of ‘Rituals and Seasons’, during which the Orchestra and Jurowski give the long-awaited UK premiere of An Autumn Symphony, Joseph Marx’s multicoloured Romantic masterpiece.

Jurowski marks the December festivities with a performance of Bach’s heartwarming Christmas Oratorio, featuring a stellar cast of soloists.

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HIGHLIGHTS 2018

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January

February

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May

We celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vladimir’s Principal Conductorship of the Orchestra with a Golden Gala Evening, featuring a semi-staged performance of Wagner’s Das Rheingold.

As part of our year-long 2018 series Changing Faces: Stravinsky’s Journey, Juanjo Mena conducts the composer’s landmark score to the ballet The Rite of Spring.

Heralded in the press as ‘the pianist of the future’, Tchaikovsky Competition winner Daniil Trifonov returns to the LPO performing Tchaikovsky’s powerful Piano Concerto No. 1.

Katia and Marielle Labèque make a welcome return to perform the world premiere of the Concerto for Two Pianos by Bryce Dessner – acclaimed composer of the film score to The Revenant.

One of the greatest violinists of her generation, Anne-Sophie Mutter, joins the Orchestra for a rare performance of Krzysztof Penderecki’s Violin Concerto No. 2 (Metamorphosen).

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WELCOME TO OUR 2017/18 SEASON

We have another rich and exciting season ahead of us. Firstly we mark the 10th anniversary of Vladimir Jurowski’s Principal Conductorship. His many outstanding performances with us have earned him and the Orchestra an enviable reputation, which continues to go from strength to strength, and we look forward to celebrating this milestone with a Gala performance of Wagner’s Das Rheingold (27 January). We are also proud to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Education and Community department, whose work over three decades has introduced so many people of all ages to orchestral music for the first time, as well as creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds to fulfil their creative and musical potential.

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During the first half of this season, we continue with the Belief and Beyond Belief festival in collaboration with Southbank Centre. Our concert programmes will delve into themes of ‘Judgement’, ‘War and Peace’ and ‘Rituals and Seasons’ in an attempt to understand what it means to be human in the 21st century. Southbank Centre’s curated series of talks and discussions with a host of eminent speakers will add plenty of lively debate.

During 2018, we focus on a major series called Changing Faces: Stravinsky’s Journey, chronologically charting the life and music of one of the 20th century’s most influential composers as he responded to the many diverse cultural, historical and geographical influences he was exposed to. Sir Antonio Pappano and Diana Damrau join us for a special evening on 3 March, and we are delighted to welcome back pianist Daniil Trifonov in the same month performing Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. We also give a host of first performances this season including the world premiere of Bryce Dessner’s Concerto for Two Pianos, performed by the brilliant Labèque sisters. There really is something for everyone – I hope you will come and experience the wonder of live music with us.

Timothy Walker AM Chief Executive and Artistic Director

A selection of this season’s concerts will be broadcast by ‘Radio 3 in Concert’, and available for 30 days after broadcast via the Radio 3 website and the BBC iPlayer Radio app. Radio 3 is streamed in HD sound online.

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The continuation of Southbank Centre’s Belief and Beyond Belief festival in partnership with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Music can articulate emotions and concepts beyond words. ‘I can’t find the words to thank you’, Anton Bruckner told a university that had honoured him, ‘but if I had an organ here, I could tell you.’ He sensed what each composer featured in the Belief and Beyond Belief festival will – on some level – have felt. Times change; the big questions endure. Who defines a society’s values? Scores by Enescu and Britten wrestle powerfully with that debate. Is war a vision of glory, or of hell? Beethoven, Shostakovich and Pe–teris Vasks offer some startling answers. And where does humanity fit into the natural world? Bach, Vivaldi and Bridge each provide a deeply personal perspective.

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The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s contribution to the debate – exploring themes such as ‘Judgement’, ‘War and Peace’ and ‘Rituals and Seasons’ – embraces both established classics, and some major revelations: rediscovered masterpieces by Joseph Marx and Valentin Silvestrov. They all help shape our understanding of who we are and what we believe. As Vladimir Jurowski puts it, ‘art is the best and the most direct vehicle to express what is otherwise inexpressible’. All of the Orchestra’s Royal Festival Hall concerts between September–December 2017 form part of this festival alongside a wide range of performances, lectures, debates, literary events and themed weekends programmed by Southbank Centre. Find out more about additional festival content and resources at: lpo.org.uk/belief The Orchestra’s participation in Belief and Beyond Belief has been made possible by contributions to our Arts Council Catalyst Endowment. We thank all donors as we continue this ambitious project with Southbank Centre.

‘WE’RE NOT GOING TO TURN THE CONCERT HALL INTO A PLACE OF SPIRITUAL CULT OR WORSHIP ... WE JUST WANT TO LOOK AT ALL THESE DIFFERENT PIECES OF MUSIC, WHICH ARE ALL CONCERNED WITH THE SAME QUESTIONS … WHY DO WE LIVE, WHAT IS THE SENSE OF OUR EXISTENCE AND IS THERE ANY LIFE AFTER LIFE IN THE HUMAN BODY?’ Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor

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BEING HUMAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY


Saturday 23 September 2017 7.00pm Royal Festival Hall

‘A SPECTACULAR SEASON OPENER, IMAGINATIVELY PROGRAMMED AND DELIVERED WITH PRECISION AND FLAIR.’

SEPTEMBER

ENESCU: OEDIPE

Enescu Oedipe

theartsdesk.com, September 2016

Sung in French with English surtitles

JUDGEMENT

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Vladimir Jurowski conductor Teddy Tahu Rhodes Oedipe Sir Willard White Tirésias Christopher Purves Créon Graham Clark Shepherd Mischa Schelomianski High Priest In-Sung Sim Phorbas Albert Dohmen Watchman Boris Pinkhasovich Thésée Marius Vlad Budoiu Laïos Ruxandra Donose Jocasta Ildikó Komlósi The Sphinx ˛ Antigone Gabriela Istoc Dame Felicity Palmer Mérope Choir of the George Enescu Philharmonic Romanian Radio Children’s Choir

‘I have defeated Destiny! I have defeated the Gods.’ The myth of Oedipus is almost as old as Western civilisation, and in George Enescu’s operatic version the story of a great king doomed from birth by a relentless Fate is both timeless and shatteringly urgent. When the Royal Opera staged it in 2016, critics hailed it as ‘spellbinding’; for this performance Vladimir Jurowski has assembled a fine cast that includes Sir Willard White, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Christopher Purves and Ruxandra Donose plus two of Romania’s leading choirs. As we continue to explore the themes of the Belief and Beyond Belief festival, Enescu’s powerful drama asks questions that cannot be ignored. Please note start time. Concert generously supported by Victoria Robey OBE. Additional generous support from the Romanian Cultural Institute.

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SEPTEMBER

TO THE LIMITS Wednesday 27 September 2017 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

JUDGEMENT

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Britten Cello Symphony Silvestrov Symphony No. 3 (Eschatophony) Janácˇek Taras Bulba

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Vladimir Jurowski conductor Jan Vogler cello Belief can offer a path out of hopelessness, and in his Cello Symphony Benjamin Britten gave a voice without words to the Russian dissident cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Jan Vogler is the soloist tonight, but Rostropovich’s words to Britten still apply: ‘Write for the cello everything your heart tells you; no matter how difficult.’ Silvestrov’s Third Symphony creates new worlds from the ruins of the old, in music of breathtaking originality – the Soviet authorities back in 1966 didn’t like that at all. And Janácˇek’s certainties simply power through in a roof-raising orchestral spectacular that’s red in both tooth and claw. Another revelatory evening with Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Vladimir Jurowski.

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‘ONE OF THOSE “ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME” MOMENTS @LPORCHESTRA @SOUTHBANKCENTRE. BREATHLESS!’


SEPTEMBER

GRANDEUR OUT OF DARKNESS Saturday 30 September 2017 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20, K466 Bruckner Symphony No. 5 (1878 version) 1

Vladimir Jurowski conductor Richard Goode piano

‘JUROWSKI DID WELL TO PUSH HIS ORCHESTRA TO ITS LIMITS. THEY GAVE US ALL THE DO-OR-DIE ADRENALINE, THE TECHNICOLOUR DETAILING, THE STAINLESS STEEL THAT YOU COULD WISH FOR.’ Financial Times, September 2016

JUDGEMENT

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‘They want me to write differently. Certainly I could, but I must not’, said Anton Bruckner. ‘How then would I stand there before Almighty God, if I followed the others and not Him?’ The majestic Fifth Symphony is Bruckner at his most personal yet most classical, and Vladimir Jurowski – whose Bruckner performances were praised by The Guardian for their ‘raw and striving authenticity’ – feels passionately about the music. It will make a magnificent complement to the controlled darkness of Mozart’s great D minor Piano Concerto, performed tonight by one of our most eloquent and insightful Mozart pianists, Richard Goode.

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F E E L T HE C HARG E O SYMPHO


F S H O S TAKOV I C H’S N Y N O.7

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Saturday 21 October 2017 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

JUDGEMENT

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Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 Rossini Stabat Mater Daniele Rustioni conductor Hannes Minnaar piano Joyce El-Khoury soprano Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano Edgardo Rocha tenor Michele Pertusi bass-baritone London Philharmonic Choir Rossini doesn’t immediately spring to mind when you think of sacred music – and no one was more surprised than the composer himself. ‘Dear Lord, I was born for opera buffa as well you know’, he commented. ‘A little skill, a little heart – that’s all’. He was being modest: his Stabat Mater is a deeply moving declaration of faith, written for operatic voices by a true master. Daniele Rustioni will bring all his dramatic flair to the work; first, though, he is joined by the Dutch pianist Hannes Minnaar in Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto – a journey from darkness to light by a young composer wrestling with both love and despair.

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Free pre-concert event 6.15pm – 6.45pm Royal Festival Hall Dr Stefano Castelvecchi looks at Rossini’s Stabat Mater in the context of the Belief and Beyond Belief festival.

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OCTOBER

STABAT MATER


OCTOBER

FAITH FROM THE SHADOWS Wednesday 25 October 2017 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 Pe–teris Vasks Dona nobis pacem Gregorian Chant Dies Irae Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances* Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor István Várdai cello London Philharmonic Choir The Lay Vicars of Westminster Abbey 1

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WAR AND PEACE

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Dispatches from a dark century: Shostakovich’s powerful First Cello Concerto speaks both in whispers and warnings, in a USSR in which Stalin’s death was still all too recent. Rachmaninoff, exiled from Russia, celebrates all the colours of a virtuoso orchestra – but still sounds a note of sadness and loss. The link is faith. The ancient chants that echo through Rachmaninoff’s music form the emotional core of the music of Pe-teris Vasks: a priest’s son from Latvia, born under Soviet oppression, whose Dona nobis pacem speaks with a quiet but fierce sincerity. Andrés Orozco-Estrada and soloist István Várdai will bring it all into focus. *In co-operation with the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation.

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OCTOBER

LENINGRAD SYMPHONY Friday 27 October 2017 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

WAR AND PEACE

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Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad) Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor Inon Barnatan piano* Composed in a city under siege, smuggled through enemy lines and played through loudspeakers at the surrounding Nazi forces, the story of Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony has become a parable of human endurance amidst the 20th century’s darkest horrors. This is music literally from the front line, and with its huge orchestra and bold musical imagery, it still speaks with an unparalleled directness. The Orchestra’s dynamic Principal Guest Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada directs the massed forces, and partners pianist Inon Barnatan in Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto. The majesty on display here is that of art plus an unshakeable human spirit.

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Free pre-concert event 6.15pm – 6.45pm Royal Festival Hall ‘I couldn’t not write it’, Shostakovich said, ‘War was all around.’ Perhaps the ultimate depiction of war ever conveyed in musical form, we look at the astonishing story of the ‘Leningrad’ Symphony with its portrayal of a city at siege and a people’s willpower to exist as a nation.

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‘WOW! OTHERWORLDLY. DON’T KNOW IF I CAN TAKE MORE EMOTION TONIGHT!’   Audience member

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*Generously supported by the Embassy of the State of Israel to the United Kingdom.


WAR AND PEACE

‘THE LPO PLAYED WITH A SUPERB INCISIVE DELIVERY ... IT WAS A REAL PRIVILEGE AS WELL AS A PLEASURE TO ATTEND THIS STUNNING EVENT.’ seenandheard-international.com, October 2016

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Saturday 4 November 2017 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall Bruckner Symphony No. 8 (1890 Nowak edition)

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NOVEMBER

SKROWACZEWSKI CONDUCTS BRUCKNER

It’s become a cliché to call Bruckner’s symphonies ‘cathedrals in sound’. True, Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony is the grandest and most expansive that even he ever composed; a vision constructed on a vast scale by a composer with a profound religious faith. But it’s somehow both more universal, and more intimate than that. Conductor Stanisław Skrowaczewski first heard Bruckner as a boy. ‘I was paralysed, struck dumb’, he recalls. ‘It was music of a power and beauty I had never experienced.’ Now, at the age of 94, his interpretations of Bruckner offer a glimpse of the transcendent: this evening should be extraordinary.

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NOVEMBER

WAR AND (TROUBLED) PEACE WAR AND PEACE

Wednesday 8 November 2017 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

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Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture Schumann Violin Concerto Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)

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Alain Altinoglu conductor Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin Music has always had a place in war – but not always as joyously as in the 1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky’s irresistibly over-the-top musical celebration of Napoleon’s defeat in Russia. For when Beethoven heard that Napoleon had abandoned the ideals of liberty and equality, he angrily scratched out the dedication of his Third Symphony – leaving the music free to tell its story with an energy that would redefine Western music. Two centuries on it’s just as gripping. Alain Altinoglu conducts, and Patricia Kopatchinskaja is the soloist in a work that dramatises a far more private but no less meaningful struggle: Schumann’s only violin concerto.

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RITUALS AND SEASONS

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Wednesday 22 November 2017 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

NOVEMBER

SUMMER TO WINTER

Bridge Summer Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 (Winter Daydreams) Michail Jurowski conductor Beatrice Rana piano

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Winter can be as forceful in Russia as summer can be elusive in Britain. But art can transfigure the coldest December or the wettest August. Tchaikovsky’s delightful First Symphony and Frank Bridge’s ecstatic, rarely heard tone-poem Summer do exactly that, in music of luminous freshness and fantasy. Together they make an enchanting showcase for the distinguished, Moscow-trained conductor Michail Jurowski (Vladimir’s father), and a perfect foil for the glittering wit and bittersweet melodies of Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. According to Gramophone, the wonderful young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana has ‘more than a touch of genius’. Witness it for yourself.

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Friday 24 November 2017 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

‘EVERYTHING WAS GRIPPING, FROM THE BIG PICTURE TO THE SMALLEST DETAIL.’ Financial Times, October 2016

Vivaldi The Four Seasons* Kabalevsky Spring Glazunov The Seasons

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Marius Stravinsky conductor Pieter Schoeman director/violin*† They called Alexander Glazunov ‘the Russian Mendelssohn’ but he was very much his own man, and his 1896 ballet The Seasons is a delight. Tuneful, joyous and glowing with colour, it’s the missing link in Russian ballet between Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky – and its exuberant final Bacchanale is the kind of melody that stays with you for life. It will throw a fascinating light on Vivaldi’s four evergreen concertos, played tonight by the Orchestra’s Leader Pieter Schoeman. In between comes a real discovery from guest conductor Marius Stravinsky: Dmitry Kabalevsky’s enchantingly atmospheric musical portrait of spring, in the form of a waltz.

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Free pre-concert event 6.15pm – 6.45pm Royal Festival Hall Writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson looks at how composers have sought inspiration and responded musically to the cycle of the seasons and the ancient rites associated with it.

†Pieter Schoeman’s chair in the Orchestra is generously supported by Neil Westreich.

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NOVEMBER

THE FOUR SEASONS


RITUALS AND SEASONS

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Free pre-concert event 6.00pm – 6.45pm Royal Festival Hall In their first performance of the season, the Foyle Future Firsts, under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, present a 20th-century programme inspired by rituals and seasons.

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Wednesday 29 November 2017 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

NOVEMBER

AN AUTUMN SYMPHONY

Respighi Autumn Poem Chausson Poème Marx An Autumn Symphony (UK premiere) Vladimir Jurowski conductor Julia Fischer violin Imagine a huge, sumptuous musical panorama of the world in autumn, written for an enormous orchestra, and bathed in radiant colours and lush romantic melodies. Incredibly, the Austrian composer Joseph Marx’s An Autumn Symphony was forgotten for over 80 years after its controversial premiere in Vienna in 1922; but anyone who loves Mahler or Richard Strauss needs to hear the first UK performance of this extraordinary hymn to nature. Julia Fischer’s performances of Chausson’s rapturous Poème and Respighi’s haunting Autumn Poem will set the mood wonderfully for what looks like being another landmark musical rediscovery by Vladimir Jurowski.

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LO S E YOU R S E L F I N M A R


X’ S AUTU MN SYMPHON Y

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DECEMBER

MEOW MEOW Monday 4 December 2017 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall More Pandemonium ... With a festive twist Iain Grandage conductor

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‘INTERVAL OF @MEOWTOPIA WITH THE @LPORCHESTRA. SHE’S BETTER THAN EVER! I’VE LAUGHED AND SOBBED AND WE’RE ONLY HALF WAY THROUGH.’

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‘JUST THE MOST AMAZING EVENING. TEARS; LAUGHTER; JOY — ALL THE EMOTIONS.’   Audience members, November 2016

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After last year’s hugely entertaining and mildly terrifying evening of orchestrated chaos, we are delighted that international comedienne extraordinaire and queen of song Meow Meow joins the Orchestra once again. Meow returns with her unique brand of subversive and sublime cabaret, and a little twist of untraditional festive cheer. Audiences will experience an unforgettable evening of exquisite music from Brecht to Brel, alongside a rather large dose of perfectly constructed mayhem and madness. Back by popular demand – expect the unexpected!


Saturday 16 December 2017 7.00pm Royal Festival Hall

‘GREAT CONCERT TONIGHT WITH @LPORCHESTRA WILL BE BACK SOON FOR MORE INCREDIBLE MUSIC.’

J S Bach Christmas Oratorio Vladimir Jurowski conductor Maria Keohane soprano Anke Vondung mezzo-soprano Andrew Staples tenor Stephan Loges bass-baritone London Philharmonic Choir

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RITUALS AND SEASONS

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CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

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At Christmas, the timeless cycle of the seasons and the rituals of belief swing into alignment. As a church musician, Johann Sebastian Bach saw himself merely as a craftsman serving God. But when the six cantatas he wrote for the Christmas season are combined into this monumental Christmas Oratorio, the result is something so joyous, so strong and so richly inspired that conventional belief becomes unnecessary. With four outstanding soloists and Vladimir Jurowski conducting, we end Belief and Beyond Belief with a work of art that can refresh any human spirit. Please note start time.

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JANUARY

RUSSIAN EPICS Wednesday 17 January 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall Khachaturian Adagio from Spartacus Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3* Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 2

Mikhail Agrest conductor Andrey Gugnin piano

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Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony is a sort of secret autobiography, whose story he explained only to his most trusted friends. But his experiences are all there in the music: from the terrifying opening fanfares, through tears, storms and moments of quiet tenderness, all the way to the Symphony’s delirious finish. Mikhail Agrest, of St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, understands this music instinctively. He’s an ideal partner for Sydney International Piano Competition winner Andrey Gugnin, in the Everest of Russian romantic piano concertos – Rachmaninoff’s Third. Khachaturian’s Adagio from Spartacus launches this concert of big emotions and vast horizons. *In co-operation with the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation.

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ORGAN SPECTACULAR Friday 19 January 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

JANUARY

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Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 (Organ) Fauré Pavane Jongen Symphonie Concertante

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Some pieces have a nickname for a reason and when the Royal Festival Hall organ raises the roof at the end of Saint-Saëns’s heaven-storming ‘Organ’ Symphony, the reason for this one will become pretty obvious. Saint-Saëns’s Third is part of a noble Franco-Belgian organ tradition, and guest conductor Dirk Brossé has paired it with the equally thrilling Symphonie Concertante by Joseph Jongen, written in 1926 for the largest organ in the world. It’s a magnificent showcase for soloist James O’Donnell, accompanied by the full orchestra, and a resplendent climax to an evening of pure, ear-tingling sound at its most glorious.

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A Golden Gala Evening Vladimir Jurowski’s decade as Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor has featured wondrous concerts, visionary programming, and spectacular operatic performances in London and at Glyndebourne. Vladimir and the Orchestra have opera in their DNA. How better then, to celebrate ten years of this extraordinary partnership than with Vladimir’s, and the Orchestra’s, first Ring Cycle. With their Wagner pedigree established through an award-winnng Tristan und Isolde (2009) and Die Meistersinger (2011) at Glyndebourne, this semi-staged concert Das Rheingold marks the start of a remarkable operatic odyssey. Celebrate Vladimir’s achievement by joining us for our Golden Gala Evening at Royal Festival Hall. Our special packages include pre- and postconcert receptions and the chance to meet the musicians that will bring Wagner’s great music drama to the stage.

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Crucially, they also include a donation to the Orchestra towards the cost of this landmark project and to enable us to continue, with Vladimir, to be known as the orchestra that produces London’s most exciting and adventurous concerts.


Saturday 27 January 2018 6.00pm Royal Festival Hall

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Wagner Das Rheingold Sung in German with English surtitles

Rhinemaiden Package: An invitation to the Orchestra’s exclusive Beecham Bar for a pre-concert reception with fine wines, canapés, and the opportunity to meet musicians from the Orchestra. £30 per person

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Siegfried Package: Premium concert seats; pre-performance Champagne reception; commemorative concert programme. £125 per person

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Brünnhilde Package: As above PLUS: postperformance reception with the cast. £210 per person

JANUARY

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Vladimir Jurowski conductor Sofia Fomina Woglinde Rowan Hellier Wellgunde Lucie Špicˇková Flosshilde Lyubov Petrova Freia Michelle DeYoung Fricka Anna Larsson Erda Allan Clayton Froh Toby Spence Loge Matthias Goerne Wotan Stephen Gadd Donner Matthew Rose Fasolt Brindley Sherratt Fafner Adrian Thompson Mime Robert Hayward Alberich Ted Huffman director

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Deep beneath the River Rhine glints the ancient Rhine gold. Far above, the great gods complete their fortress of Valhalla and prepare to rule over the earth. But the treasure in the Rhine contains a power stronger than any living being, and all it demands is a willingness to renounce love. In the opening chapter of his epic Ring Cycle, Richard Wagner doesn’t just tell a story of mythic power; he creates a whole new imaginative world in music. Vladimir Jurowski’s Wagner interpretations have been described in the press as ‘exquisite’, and with a world-class cast headed by Matthias Goerne as Wotan, this will be a major occasion. Please note start time. This performance will last approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with no interval. Generously supported by members of the Orchestra’s Ring Cycle Syndicate and patrons of our Golden Gala Evening.

‘THE SOUND JUROWSKI COAXED FROM THE ORCHESTRA, ESPECIALLY IN THE LILTINGLY FLUID DEPICTION OF THE RHINE’S MOVEMENT, WAS EXQUISITE.’

Wotan Package: As above PLUS: signed commemorative concert programme; dinner with members of the cast on Wednesday 24 January 2018. £375 per person

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CHANGING FACES: STRAVINSKY’S JOURNEY February – December 2018 Vladimir Jurowski: Artistic Director Throughout 2018, we will chronologically chart the life and works of Igor Stravinsky, highlighting the fascinating and changing styles of his music as different cultural and geographical events influenced him. Igor Stravinsky wasn’t just a great composer: he was a 20th-century superstar. When The Rite of Spring was premiered in Paris in 1913, its shockwaves transformed modern music. Stravinsky redefined everything he touched. He reinvented the Classical style as a soundtrack to the Art Deco era. He turned musical modernism on its head, and made it buzz with the energy of the atomic age. Born under Russia’s Tsars, he was still making headlines in the era of The Beatles. He collaborated with Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, W H Auden and Walt Disney.

Behind the Baton Look out for our Behind the Baton series of free pre-concert discussions, in which a variety of our regular and guest conductors give us personal insights into the Stravinsky pieces in their concert programmes. This season, we follow this incredible creative journey – from Stravinsky’s youth amid the glittering fairytales and doomed splendour of Imperial Russia, through to those incredible moments in Paris when The Rite of Spring, The Firebird and Petrushka exploded in a blaze of rhythm and colour. We’ll set that revolution alongside works by Stravinsky’s teachers, contemporaries, friends and rivals from Rimsky-Korsakov to Ravel, in concerts that allow their music to strike sparks off his own.

Changing Faces: Stravinsky’s Journey will continue during the 2018/19 season, details of which will be published in January 2018.

And then we’ll travel on: exploring Stravinsky’s love for Schubert, Weber and Tchaikovsky, the religious faith of his Symphony of Psalms and the dazzling theatrical vision of the rarely performed Perséphone. We’ll follow him into Jazz-Age America and the post-war boom. And then even beyond – with contemporary tributes from Thomas Adès, Anders Hillborg and Yuri Falik. It’s a series as colourful, provocative and as diverse as Stravinsky himself – the only possible way to celebrate an artist who, 47 years after his death, is still very much alive and dangerous.

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The concerts between February and April that form part of this Stravinsky series are marked with the Stravinsky logo and red page strip to help you locate them.

Igor Stravinsky, composer, New York, January 8, 1959 Photograph by Richard Avedon


‘I KNOW THAT THE TWELVE NOTES IN EACH OCTAVE AND THE VARIETY OF RHYTHM OFFER ME OPPORTUNITIES THAT ALL OF HUMAN GENIUS WILL NEVER EXHAUST.’ ‘I AM AN INVENTOR OF MUSIC.’

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Saturday 3 February 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

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Rimsky-Korsakov Fairy Tale Stravinsky Faun and Shepherdess Glazunov Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky (arr. Glazunov) Meditation from Souvenir d’un lieu cher Stravinsky Symphony No. 1

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Behind the Baton 6.15pm – 6.45pm Royal Festival Hall Join Vladimir Jurowski as he explores Stravinsky’s First Symphony, answers your questions and reveals where Stravinsky sits in his top five picks. Free event

Vladimir Jurowski conductor Kristóf Baráti violin Once upon a time in St Petersburg … Every revolution has its forebears, and Stravinsky learned his craft amidst the glittering sunset of Imperial Russia. His teachers, Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov, created musical worlds that glowed with magic and melancholy, and tonight the superb Hungarian virtuoso Kristóf Baráti brings his special brand of passion to one of the undisputed classics of that so-called ‘Silver Age’: Glazunov’s sweet and songful Violin Concerto. Then Vladimir Jurowski conducts Stravinsky’s own graduation piece: the youthful, exuberantly romantic First Symphony that lit the fuse to one of the most explosive careers in 20th-century music.

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Free pre-concert event 6.00pm – 6.45pm Royal Festival Hall The culmination of an intensive LPO composition project, GCSE music students from South London schools perform their responses to Stravinsky’s music alongside LPO musicians. A chance to witness young inspiration and to be inspired.

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Wednesday 7 February 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

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‘THIS IS THE SORT OF ADVENTUROUS PROGRAMMING THAT IS RARELY ENCOUNTERED ... WELL DONE THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND VLADIMIR JUROWSKI FOR RUNNING WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND STIMULATING, AND BRINGING IT OFF WITH CONSPICUOUS SUCCESS.’

FLIGHT OF THE FIREBIRD

Stravinsky Scherzo fantastique Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Concerto Stravinsky Funeral Song Stravinsky The Firebird (original version) Vladimir Jurowski conductor Alexander Ghindin piano When Stravinsky joined forces with Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, his creativity was ignited. The Firebird takes an old Russian tale of love, sorcery and rebirth and drenches it in sounds that no one had ever heard before. Over a century on, it’s still one of the most ravishing of all orchestral showpieces. Vladimir Jurowski conducts this second chapter of our Stravinsky adventure, which also includes the 26-year-old Stravinsky’s recently rediscovered musical epitaph for his friend and mentor Rimsky-Korsakov. And Alexander Ghindin – a pianist born into the Russian tradition – is the soloist in Rimsky-Korsakov’s own bittersweet, folk-inspired Piano Concerto.

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Saturday 10 February 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

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Liadov Baba Yaga Liadov The Enchanted Lake Liadov Kikimora Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 Stravinsky Petrushka (original version)

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On a spring day in Old Russia, a crowd of fairgoers watches a puppet show. Petrushka loves the Ballerina. The Ballerina prefers the Moor. Tragedy looms, but don’t worry: puppets don’t have hearts … do they? Stravinsky’s Petrushka paints Russian tradition in colours as bright as a piece of folk-art – and as sinister as the new century. Violinist Ray Chen brings all his charisma and wizardry to Prokofiev’s super-sophisticated fairytale of a First Violin Concerto, and Vladimir Jurowski raises the curtain with an affectionate glance backwards: three fantastic miniatures by the man who was originally meant to write The Firebird, Stravinsky’s old teacher Anatoly Liadov.


Wednesday 21 February 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall Debussy Printemps Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand Delius Idylle de Printemps Stravinsky The Rite of Spring

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Behind the Baton 6.15pm – 6.45pm Royal Festival Hall Join Juanjo Mena as he explores Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, answers your questions and reveals where Stravinsky sits in his top five picks. Free event

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Juanjo Mena conductor Benedetto Lupo piano Paris, 1913: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring changes the course of modern music. It wasn’t just that a riot broke out at the premiere: the rhythmic power and primal energy of Stravinsky’s volcanic score are so ferocious that a century later, we’re still dealing with the aftershock. With Juanjo Mena conducting, this should be electrifying. Benedetto Lupo, meanwhile, is the soloist in the dark, defiant Piano Concerto that Ravel wrote for a pianist who lost an arm in the Great War. This is music at its most uncompromising; and in its quieter way, Debussy’s sensuous Printemps is every bit as subversive.

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Friday 23 February 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

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Stravinsky The Song of the Nightingale Elgar Cello Concerto Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Vasily Petrenko conductor Andreas Brantelid cello

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In times of tragedy, composers have always told stories. Stravinsky turned from the carnage of the First World War to create The Song of the Nightingale: a strange, wondrously bejewelled cautionary tale of man and machine. Edward Elgar retreated to the South Downs to write his last great masterpiece – a haunted Cello Concerto wreathed in autumn woodsmoke. Andreas Brantelid will find all the poetry in this most beloved of British classics. And in happier times, Stravinsky’s old teacher Rimsky-Korsakov retold the Thousand and One Nights in music of dazzling colour and unforgettable melody.

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Wednesday 28 February 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

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JOY AND SORROW

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Behind the Baton 6.15pm – 6.45pm Royal Festival Hall Join Vasily Petrenko as he explores Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, answers your questions and reveals where Stravinsky sits in his top five picks. Free event

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Vasily Petrenko conductor Sergej Krylov violin ‘I gave myself entirely up to Pulcinella, and the work filled me with joy’, said Stravinsky. That joy shines through in every note of his typically bold and witty reinvention of the 18th-century Baroque – the one thing no one quite expected in 1920 from music’s most dangerous radical. After that sparkling opening, Vasily Petrenko’s programme looks affectionately backwards – to Tchaikovsky at his sunniest (with Russian violinist Sergej Krylov making a very welcome return as soloist) and then on to Ravel’s luscious score for the Ballets Russes: music that swept audiences away on huge, glowing waves of sensuous beauty.

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DIANA DAMRAU SINGS STRAUSS

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Saturday 3 March 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

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Elgar In the South R Strauss Four Last Songs Brahms Symphony No. 2 Sir Antonio Pappano conductor Diana Damrau soprano

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Diana Damrau has been called ‘the leading coloratura soprano in the world’ but her gift for characterisation and lustrous, gloriously rich voice makes her a superb interpreter of the music of Richard Strauss. Her performance of the Four Last Songs would light up any concert, but tonight her regular collaborator Sir Antonio Pappano surrounds them with sunshine: Elgar’s lush musical postcard from Italy, and Brahms’s most lyrical symphony. Great opera conductors always bring an extra dimension to symphonic music, so expect Pappano to bring out all the latent drama of these three unashamedly romantic masterpieces.


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Saturday 17 March 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall Tchaikovsky (arr. Stravinsky) Sleeping Beauty (excerpts) Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Stravinsky The Fairy’s Kiss Vladimir Jurowski conductor Daniil Trifonov piano ‘My heartfelt homage to Tchaikovsky’s wonderful talent’: audiences in the 1920s were astonished when the modernist firebrand Stravinsky started adapting Tchaikovsky (tonight we hear his arrangements of ‘Variation d’Aurore’ and ‘Bluebird pas-de-deux’ from Sleeping Beauty). In fact, Stravinsky adored him, and his ballet The Fairy’s Kiss transforms Tchaikovsky’s music into something that magically fuses the spirit of both composers. And what better homage to the composer that Stravinsky revered so much than a performance of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping First Piano Concerto, performed tonight by the incomparable Daniil Trifonov – himself a Tchaikovsky Competition winner. According to The Guardian, ‘Trifonov’s combination of delicacy and fire leaves an indelible impression’ in this hugely popular Concerto.

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STRAVINSKY MEETS THE CLASSICS Wednesday 21 March 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

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Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor Peter Donohoe piano Youthful irreverence, splashes of colour and a playful sense of humour. Schubert and Weber might seem unlikely inspirations for Igor Stravinsky, but in the bold, streamlined world of the 1920s and 30s they turned out to be brothers under the skin. Andrés Orozco-Estrada opens this concert with Stravinsky’s most elegant ballet, and closes it with the playful wit of Franz Schubert’s Third Symphony. In between, Peter Donohoe unleashes all his power and panache in Stravinsky’s uproarious Capriccio, and pairs it with its original inspiration: a showstopping Konzertstück by the composer whom Stravinsky called a ‘prince of music’.

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‘WALKING ON AIR AFTER @LPORCHESTRA’S MIND-BLOWING PERFORMANCE. ABILITY TO SPEAK GONE. CAN’T GRAMMAR.’   Audience member

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Stravinsky Apollon musagète Weber Konzertstück for piano and orchestra Stravinsky Capriccio for piano and orchestra Schubert Symphony No. 3


‘THE ORCHESTRAL PLAYING WAS WONDERFULLY VIBRANT, AND THE CHORAL SINGING OUTSTANDINGLY SECURE AND CONTROLLED THROUGHOUT.’

Saturday 24 March 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

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Behind the Baton 6.15pm – 6.45pm Royal Festival Hall Join Andrés Orozco-Estrada as he explores tonight’s Stravinsky works, answers your questions and reveals where Stravinsky sits in his top five picks. Free event

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SYMPHONY OF PSALMS

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Bernstein Chichester Psalms Stravinsky Violin Concerto Stravinsky Credo Stravinsky Ave Maria Stravinsky Pater Noster Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin London Philharmonic Choir Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto begins with a chord that was supposed to be impossible. And in 1930, in his Symphony of Psalms, he created something that truly did seem impossible in that ‘low, dishonest decade’: a masterpiece of deeply held religious faith, crafted from sounds that felt entirely new. Andrés Orozco-Estrada’s performance with the London Philharmonic Choir looks set to be one of the landmarks of our Stravinsky journey. He opens with Leonard Bernstein’s choral salute to the Symphony, the joyous Chichester Psalms; Stravinsky’s own beautiful sacred choral miniatures provide both context and inspiration.

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Wednesday 11 April 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

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Thomas Adès Suite from Powder Her Face* Gerald Barry Organ Concerto (London premiere) Stravinsky Perséphone

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Thomas Adès conductor Thomas Trotter organ Toby Spence tenor London Philharmonic Choir Trinity Boys Choir

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‘For a composer, Stravinsky is like a terminus that you have to go through to get anywhere’, says Thomas Adès. ‘I love everything he did.’ So we’re particularly excited that he’s agreed to conduct Stravinsky’s astonishingly fresh and distinctive re-telling of the myth of Perséphone: part ballet, part choral melodrama, all Stravinsky. Toby Spence sings the part of the priest Eumolpus; but first, Thomas Trotter unleashes the new organ concerto by the Irish master of musical anarchy, Gerald Barry. And Adès conducts his own sideways tribute to Stravinsky: a suite, with two new movements, from his deliciously decadent first opera Powder Her Face.

‘UTTERLY ENGROSSED BY @LPORCHESTRA. COMPLETE KNOCK OUT.’   Audience member

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BRILLIANCE AND LONGING Friday 13 April 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall Stravinsky Jeu de cartes Bryce Dessner Concerto for Two Pianos (world premiere)† Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3*

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‘THIS IS HOW NEW AND MODERN MUSIC SHOULD BE DONE. IN THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC, WE HAD AN ORCHESTRA WELL-PREPARED TO MEET TECHNICAL CHALLENGES AND RESOLVED TO MAKING SENSE FROM THEM.’ theartsdesk.com, October 2016

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Behind the Baton 6.15pm – 6.45pm Royal Festival Hall Join John Storgårds as he explores Stravinsky’s Jeu de cartes, answers your questions and reveals where Stravinsky sits in his top five picks. Free event

John Storgårds conductor Katia Labèque piano Marielle Labèque piano 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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Wednesday 18 April 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

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Stravinsky Symphony in C Stravinsky Tango Debussy Fantaisie Shostakovich Symphony No. 6

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Vladimir Jurowski conductor Leif Ove Andsnes piano By the outbreak of the Second World War, Stravinsky was a musical omnivore – and as he started a new life under the Californian sunshine in 1940, everything he touched came out bright, provocative and sparkling new. Vladimir Jurowski opens the programme with Stravinsky’s brilliant deconstruction of the Classical symphony and then takes time to tango, before Leif Ove Andsnes breathes fresh life into Debussy’s blissful early Fantaisie. Meanwhile, back in the USSR, Dmitri Shostakovich confronted an altogether bleaker reality. His extraordinary Sixth Symphony, written on the eve of the conflict, is a compelling, sometimes terrifying collision between pitch-black sorrow and sheer, uproarious farce.

The Foyle Future Firsts and members of the LPO perform Stravinsky’s concerto for chamber orchestra ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ alongside rarely heard works by Kagel and Berio written to mark the Russian composer’s death.

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ODE TO BEETHOVEN

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Saturday 21 April 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall Anders Hillborg Homage to Stravinsky (world premiere)* Falik Requiem for Igor Stravinsky Stravinsky Ode Beethoven Violin Concerto Vladimir Jurowski conductor Gil Shaham violin Everything Gil Shaham plays turns to gold; few living violinists surpass what the New York Times calls his ‘command, clarity and melting sound’. The chance to hear him with Vladimir Jurowski in what’s arguably the greatest of all Romantic violin concertos is self-recommending – and it’ll make a fascinating counterpoint to our ongoing journey through the imagination of Igor Stravinsky. Orson Welles, Jane Eyre and the death of a friend combined to inspire the piece of sonic sculpture that is Stravinsky’s Ode. But Stravinsky himself is a potent and enduring inspiration; witness new music from composers as distinctive as Yuri Falik and the Swedish maverick Anders Hillborg.

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RACHMANINOFF AND MAHLER

‘JUST SAW MY 1ST CLASSICAL CONCERT WITH @LPORCHESTRA, AND IT WAS BLOODY GLORIOUS. NOT SURE WHY I WAITED SO LONG.’

Wednesday 25 April 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2* Mahler Symphony No. 5 Robert Trevino conductor Arseny Tarasevich-Nikolaev piano

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Stravinsky called Rachmaninoff ‘an awesome man’, and in the hands of a really exceptional artist, even a work as familiar and popular as Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto can disclose new wonders. The award-winning young Russian virtuoso Arseny TarasevichNikolaev is just such a pianist; critics have hailed his ‘precision and power’. Meanwhile, the German press described Robert Trevino’s recent performance of Mahler’s Fifth as ‘breathtaking’, and from the opening trumpet call to its heaven-storming finish, he’ll be an energetic and inspiring guide through the tragedies, triumphs and heartfelt love songs of Mahler’s sweeping symphonic odyssey.


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ALONDRA DE LA PARRA CONDUCTS DVOŘÁK Friday 27 April 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 Dvorˇák Symphony No. 8

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Alondra de la Parra conductor Luca Buratto piano In fin-de-siècle Paris, Stravinsky’s scores for Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes caused a sensation. But there’s more than one way to change the world, and with his Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Claude Debussy created a realm of sensuous beauty that was decades ahead of its time. Alondra de la Parra reveals all that wonder tonight, and partners the young Italian pianist Luca Buratto in the concerto of silver and steel that Prokofiev wrote in a Russia on the brink of revolution. And then something completely different: the sunshine, birdsong and unbridled melody of what’s surely Antonín Dvorˇák’s happiest symphony.

‘A PERFORMANCE OF REMARKABLE CLARITY AND PERFECTLY MEASURED WEIGHT.’ The Guardian, October 2016

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Wednesday 2 May 2018 7.30pm Royal Festival Hall

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Panufnik Heroic Overture* Krzysztof Penderecki Violin Concerto No. 2 (Metamorphosen)* Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 Łukasz Borowicz conductor Anne-Sophie Mutter violin

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Anne-Sophie Mutter needs no introduction to LPO audiences – we’re honoured to have enjoyed a long musical partnership with this incomparable artist. The prospect of hearing her luminous tone and effortless command in Penderecki’s impassioned Second Violin Concerto, which was written especially for her, is genuinely exciting, as is the opportunity to hear it conducted by Łukasz Borowicz, who’s worked closely with the composer. Two powerful wartime testimonies begin and end the programme: Panufnik’s Heroic Overture, written by a composer who witnessed the fall of Warsaw, and Prokofiev’s mighty ‘symphony of the greatness of the human spirit’, premiered in Moscow in 1945 to the sound of gunfire.


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FUNHARMONICS

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY CELEBRATING 30 YEARS FUNharmonics Family Concerts Royal Festival Hall

Since 1987 the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Education and Community department has aimed to share the excitement and wonder of our music with the broadest possible audience, through work of the highest quality. We continue to expand and flourish today – working with schools and teachers across South London, talented teenage musicians and composers, emerging artists aiming to enter the profession, and vulnerable adults in the wider community – and are proud that our FUNharmonics concerts remain a popular introduction to orchestral music for so many families. In a season in which we are celebrating the 30th year of our Education and Community programme, we’ll be tiptoeing into the deep dark wood, raising the roof with young Londoners, and marvelling at a mysterious musical puppet show. Come and join the party!

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Children £6 – £10 Adults £12 – £20 Book 020 7840 4242 lpo.org.uk

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FUNharmonics foyer activities are generously supported by Stentor Music Co. Ltd.

PETRUSHKA

Sunday 22 October 2017 12.00 noon – 1.00pm

Sunday 10 June 2018 12.00 noon – 1.00pm

‘The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should Ever set foot in the deep dark wood.’

One of Igor Stravinsky’s most famous ballet scores, Petrushka conjures up a glittering folk world of magic and drama. At a bustling Russian fair we meet quarrelling puppets, an enigmatic magician and a beautiful ballerina – all part of a captivating and mysterious tale, brought to life through Stravinsky’s glorious music, alongside specially-commissioned projected animations. Suitable for children aged six and over.

But one night the Gruffalo’s Child ignores her father and decides to see for herself whether the Big Bad Mouse really exists … Join us for a special screening of the 2011 animated film version of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved sequel to The Gruffalo, with René Aubry’s delightful original score played live by the LPO. An ideal first encounter with the Orchestra, suitable for all ages.

CHANGING FACES: STRAVINSKY’S JOURNEY

HIP HIP HOORAY!

AND THAT’S NOT ALL …

Sunday 25 February 2018 12.00 noon – 1.00pm

Before each FUNharmonics concert, there are free hands-on activities around the building linked to the concert theme, including opportunities for children aged six and over to ‘have a go’ at different orchestral instruments under expert instruction.

In the 30th anniversary year of the LPO’s Education and Community programme, you’re invited to a super-sized orchestral party celebrating the best of young music-making. Joining the Orchestra will be brilliant young instrumentalists and singers from London Music Masters, Junior Trinity and our South London music service partners, in a lively programme inspired by the thriving new talent in our city. Recommended for children aged six and over but family members of all ages are welcome.

FUNHARMONICS

THE GRUFFALO’S CHILD

And for our very youngest audience members, our friends at the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be running their magical OAE TOTS workshops, for children aged between two and five, and their parents and carers, in the Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall – separate tickets required.

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SUPPORTING THE ORCHESTRA

I M M E R S E YOU R S E L F I LO N D ON P H I L HAR


SUPPORTING THE ORCHESTRA

N T HE WOR L D OF T HE MONIC ORCHESTRA

LPO.ORG.UK/SUPPORT 020 7840 4225


SUPPORTING THE ORCHESTRA

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT Friends

Contemporaries

Benefactors

Thomas Beecham Group

Gifts in wills

Get priority booking for our Southbank Centre concerts and support the orchestra you love.

Unmissable concerts, events, parties and cocktails for young professionals who love the arts and music. From £100

Give a major supporting gift and build significant relationships within the Orchestra. Donors can choose to have their gift associated with a player’s chair.

Help others to experience the wonder of music by remembering the Orchestra in your will.

From £50

Join a circle of dedicated supporters and get access to the Beecham Bar, special events and Glyndebourne. From £500

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SUPPORTING THE ORCHESTRA

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS Partner with the London Philharmonic Orchestra to meet your business needs through results-driven, bespoke relationships. By aligning with one of the world’s best known orchestras we can help you: — Make your events unique and unforgettable — Meet your CSR objectives — Bring creativity and diversity to the workplace — Connect with your stakeholders — Reach target audiences at home and abroad lpo.org.uk/corporate 020 7840 4210

OrchLab: Making Music Accessible JTI is a long-term partner of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and has supported a range of projects including regional concerts and accessible ticket schemes for older people’s community groups. From 2017 the London Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to be working on a new initiative, supported by JTI, to make music accessible to disabled adults. This exciting three-year project has been developed in conjunction with JTI to help meet both the LPO’s and JTI’s objectives. The project sees members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra working with Drake Music (the leading national organisation working in music, disability and technology) to deliver a programme of music workshops using accessible music technology to service users at Leonard Cheshire Disability. The programme will use recordings from the Orchestra’s Southbank Centre concerts to ensure that the service users can enjoy the music being performed by our musicians on the Royal Festival Hall stage.

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BOOKING INFORMATION

London Philharmonic Orchestra Evening concert ticket prices £10/£14/£19/£25/£32/£39/£46 Premium seats £65*

Ticket prices for 27 January 2018: £15/£25/£35/£45/£60 Premium seats £75*

Please see page 20 for special gala package prices.

Ticket prices for 3 March 2018: £12/£16/£21/£28/£35/£42/£49 Premium seats £75* *We have selected the very best seats in the front stalls to be sold at premium price to ensure you the finest acoustic and view. Evening concerts suitable for children aged 7 and over unless otherwise stated.

FUNharmonics ticket prices £6/£7/£8/£9/£10 (children) £12/£14/£16/£18/£20 (adults)

Group bookings With savings of up to 20% on ticket prices, and many other group benefits, everything has been done to help your group have an enjoyable evening with one of the world’s finest orchestras. Benefits include: — 20% discount for groups of ten or more — A pair of complimentary tickets for the group organiser for groups of 20+ — Exclusive ticket offers and special promotions on selected concerts — Flexible reservations until one month before the concert — No booking fee or postal charge — Customised free publicity material for your group

Monday to Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm (£2.75 transaction fee)

Ticket Office 020 7840 4242

Book now 020 7840 4205, lpo.org.uk/groups or groups@lpo.org.uk Monday to Friday 10.00am – 5.00pm

lpo.org.uk (£1.75 transaction fee)

NOISE Schemes for students and 18-26 year olds

Southbank Centre

Ticket Office 020 7960 4200

Daily 9.00am – 8.00pm (£2.75 transaction fee)

southbankcentre.co.uk (£1.75 transaction fee) All ticketing staff at Southbank Centre can take typetalk calls.

In person at Royal Festival Hall Ticket Office Daily 10.00am – 8.00pm (no transaction fee)

All discounts are subject to availability and cannot be combined. For details of our privacy policy, please visit lpo.org.uk or call to request details.

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Book more, pay less: series discounts — Book 3 – 4 concerts and receive a 10% discount — Book 5 – 7 concerts and receive a 15% discount — Book 8 – 10 concerts and receive a 20% discount — Book 11 – 14 concerts and receive a 25% discount — Book 15 + concerts and receive a 30% discount

If you are a full-time student in higher education or aged between 18 and 26 you can get discounted tickets to selected London Philharmonic Orchestra concerts throughout the year. Students receive £5 best available tickets and 18-26 year olds receive £10 best available tickets. Selected concerts are also followed by a complimentary drinks reception courtesy of the Orchestra’s Principal Beer Sponsor, Heineken. Sign up to one of the free e-bulletins at lpo.org.uk/noise to get details of these fantastic offers!


You may exchange them for another concert in the Orchestra’s Royal Festival Hall season or for a credit voucher (valid for one year only). Tickets must be returned to the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the address in the right hand column on this page, and arrive at least two working days before the concert. For ‘Print at Home’ tickets, forward them to boxoffice@lpo.org.uk with a covering email. We do not offer refunds unless a concert is cancelled. The right is reserved to substitute artists and vary programmes if necessary, and to adjust ticket price allocations according to demand.

Limited concessions 50% off all ticket prices for full-time students, benefit recipients (Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, and Pension Credit) and under-18s (maximum four per transaction. Not applicable to Family Concerts). Limited availability; appropriate ID will be checked on admission.

Access Visitors with a disability can join Southbank Centre’s free Access Scheme. You may be eligible for tickets at concessionary prices and to bring a companion who can assist you during your visit; and to receive information in alternative formats. For information, please email accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk, call 020 7960 4200 or visit southbankcentre.co.uk/access

London Philharmonic Orchestra Resident at Southbank Centre and Glyndebourne Festival Opera 89 Albert Embankment London SE1 7TP Timothy Walker AM Chief Executive and Artistic Director

GENERAL INFORMATION

Can I exchange my tickets?

HRH The Duke of Kent KG Patron Vladimir Jurowski Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor* Andrés Orozco-Estrada Principal Guest Conductor Pieter Schoeman Leader† Tickets 020 7840 4242 General enquiries 020 7840 4200 lpo.org.uk *Supported by the Tsukanov Family Foundation †Supported by Neil Westreich

All ticketing staff at Southbank Centre can take typetalk calls. The auditorium is fitted with Sennheiser infrared systems. Receivers can be collected from the Cloakroom on Level 1 of Royal Festival Hall. Royal Festival Hall has level access via internal lifts and ramps, and accessible toilets. For further details please call 020 7960 4200. Royal Festival Hall has wheelchair spaces in the boxes, choir seats, side and rear stalls of the auditorium. Guide and companion dogs may be taken anywhere on site.

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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Find us

Getting to Southbank Centre

Royal Festival Hall Southbank Centre Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX

Southbank Centre is situated on the Thames Riverside between the Golden Jubilee Bridge and Waterloo Bridge. By underground to Waterloo, Embankment and Charing Cross By rail to Waterloo, Waterloo East or Charing Cross

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Please note that the Hayward Gallery and Hungerford Bridge Car Parks will be closed for some periods during the refurbishment of Queen Elizabeth Hall. During these times when no car parks are available on site, a drop-off area will be provided for our customers with special access requirements. Please phone 020 7960 4200 for further information.

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Live, studio and archive recordings from our catalogue including critically acclaimed recordings with Tennstedt, Haitink and Jurowski are available from lpo.org.uk/recordings, London Philharmonic Orchestra Ticket Office 020 7840 4242 (Monday–Friday 10.00am–5.00pm), all good retail outlets and the Royal Festival Hall shop.

Download or stream online via iTunes, Spotify and others.

RECORDINGS

London Philharmonic Orchestra Label

Recent recording highlights

BEETHOVEN Symphonies 1 & 4 with Kurt Masur LPO-0093

WAGNER Die Walküre: Act 1 with Klaus Tennstedt LPO-0092

‘The LPO responded with litheness, a real sense of rediscovering the all-too-familiar, and nigh-on impeccable playing.’ The Daily Telegraph, November 2004

‘I love it when a new recording arrives, unheralded, nothing obviously glamorous about it, no-one hyping it in advance, and then you put it in the player, slip on the headphones and your entire week changes for the better.’ BBC Record Review, October 2016 ‘For Tennstedt and the LPO, this was a chance to recapture earlier glories with playing of special depth and inspiration. Nothing Tennstedt did was ever ordinary.’ Financial Times, October 2016

STRAVINSKY Petrushka/Symphonies of Wind Instruments/Orpheus with Vladimir Jurowski LPO-0091 ‘This is very careful, very exquisitely balanced playing.’ BBC Radio 3 Record Review, August 2016 ‘What comes across brilliantly on this new Stravinsky disc ... is how focused and un-faffy [Jurowski] and the Orchestra sound together by now ... The playing is bright and elegant.’ The Guardian, August 2016

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The 2017/18 season All concerts are at Royal Festival Hall and start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

September

October

November

December

Saturday 23 September 7.00pm Enescu

Saturday 21 October Beethoven Rossini

Saturday 4 November Bruckner

Vladimir Jurowski conductor Teddy Tahu Rhodes Oedipe Sir Willard White Tirésias Christopher Purves Créon Graham Clark Shepherd Mischa Schelomianski High Priest In-Sung Sim Phorbas Albert Dohmen Watchman Boris Pinkhasovich Thésée Marius Vlad Budoiu Laïos Ruxandra Donose Jocasta Ildikó Komlósi The Sphinx Gabriela Istoc Antigone Dame Felicity Palmer Mérope Choir of the George Enescu Philharmonic Romanian Radio Children’s Choir

Daniele Rustioni conductor Hannes Minnaar piano Joyce El-Khoury soprano Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano Edgardo Rocha tenor Michele Pertusi bass-baritone London Philharmonic Choir

Monday 4 December Meow Meow: More Pandemonium ... With a festive twist

Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor István Várdai cello London Philharmonic Choir The Lay Vicars of Westminster Abbey

Wednesday 27 September Britten Silvestrov Janácˇek

Friday 27 October Beethoven Shostakovich

Vladimir Jurowski conductor Jan Vogler cello

Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor Inon Barnatan piano

Saturday 30 September Mozart Bruckner Vladimir Jurowski conductor Richard Goode piano

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Wednesday 25 October Shostakovich Pe-teris Vasks Gregorian Chant Rachmaninoff

Stanisław Skrowaczewski conductor

Iain Grandage conductor Wednesday 8 November Tchaikovsky Schumann Beethoven Alain Altinoglu conductor Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin Wednesday 22 November Bridge Prokofiev Tchaikovsky Michail Jurowski conductor Beatrice Rana piano Friday 24 November Vivaldi Kabalevsky Glazunov Marius Stravinsky conductor Pieter Schoeman director/violin Wednesday 29 November Respighi Chausson Marx Vladimir Jurowski conductor Julia Fischer violin

Saturday 16 December 7.00pm J S Bach Vladimir Jurowski conductor Maria Keohane soprano Anke Vondung mezzo-soprano Andrew Staples tenor Stephan Loges bass-baritone London Philharmonic Choir


February

March

April

April/May

FUNharmonics

Wednesday 17 January Khachaturian Rachmaninoff Tchaikovsky

Saturday 3 February Rimsky-Korsakov Stravinsky Glazunov Tchaikovsky (arr. Glazunov)

Saturday 3 March Elgar R Strauss Brahms

Wednesday 11 April Thomas Adès Gerald Barry Stravinsky

Wednesday 25 April Rachmaninoff Mahler

Sunday 22 October 2017 12.00 noon – 1.00pm The Gruffalo’s Child

Sir Antonio Pappano conductor Diana Damrau soprano

Thomas Adès conductor Thomas Trotter organ Toby Spence tenor London Philharmonic Choir Trinity Boys Choir

Mikhail Agrest conductor Andrey Gugnin piano Friday 19 January Bach Saint-Saëns Fauré Jongen Dirk Brossé conductor James O’Donnell organ Saturday 27 January 6.00pm Wagner Vladimir Jurowski conductor Sofia Fomina Woglinde Rowan Hellier Wellgunde Lucie Špicˇková Flosshilde Lyubov Petrova Freia Michelle DeYoung tbc Fricka Anna Larsson Erda Allan Clayton Froh Toby Spence Loge Matthias Goerne Wotan Stephen Gadd Donner Matthew Rose Fasolt Brindley Sherratt Fafner Adrian Thompson Mime Robert Hayward Alberich Ted Huffman director

Vladimir Jurowski conductor Kristóf Baráti violin Wednesday 7 February Stravinsky Rimsky-Korsakov Vladimir Jurowski conductor Alexander Ghindin piano Saturday 10 February Liadov Prokofiev Stravinsky Vladimir Jurowski conductor Ray Chen violin Wednesday 21 February Debussy Ravel Delius Stravinsky Juanjo Mena conductor Benedetto Lupo piano Friday 23 February Stravinsky Elgar Rimsky-Korsakov Vasily Petrenko conductor Andreas Brantelid cello Wednesday 28 February Stravinsky Tchaikovsky Ravel Vasily Petrenko conductor Sergej Krylov violin

Saturday 17 March Tchaikovsky (arr. Stravinsky) Tchaikovsky Stravinsky Vladimir Jurowski conductor Daniil Trifonov piano Wednesday 21 March Stravinsky Weber Schubert Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor Peter Donohoe piano Saturday 24 March Bernstein Stravinsky Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin London Philharmonic Choir

Friday 13 April Stravinsky Bryce Dessner Rachmaninoff John Storgårds conductor Katia Labèque piano Marielle Labèque piano Wednesday 18 April Stravinsky Debussy Shostakovich

Robert Trevino conductor Arseny Tarasevich-Nicholaev piano Friday 27 April Stravinsky Prokofiev Dvorˇák

Sunday 25 February 2018 12.00 noon – 1.00pm Hip Hip Hooray! Sunday 10 June 2018 12.00 noon – 1.00pm Petrushka

Alondra de la Parra conductor Luca Buratto piano Wednesday 2 May Panufnik Krzysztof Penderecki Prokofiev Łukasz Borowicz conductor Anne-Sophie Mutter violin

Vladimir Jurowski conductor Leif Ove Andsnes piano Saturday 21 April Anders Hillborg Falik Stravinsky Beethoven Vladimir Jurowski conductor Gil Shaham violin

The London Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Arts Council England and Southbank Centre. Concert texts Richard Bratby Copywriting Jim Davies Design Ross Shaw @ JMG Studio 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. Southbank Centre is a registered charity No. 298909.

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‘O R C H E S T R A L M U S I C C A N F I L L T HE G AP S L E F T B Y T H E M AT E R I A L W O R L D.’ Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor

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London Philharmonic Orchestra 2017/18 season brochure  

Find out about the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017/18 season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall.