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Welcome BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts have been a weekly staple in the events calendar at LSO St Luke’s since doors opened at the Centre nearly ten years ago, and building on from last year’s truly ambitious series, here is yet another compelling season of concerts featuring some of the world’s most exciting artists. The focal point of the year falls on the tenth anniversary of LSO St Luke’s in March 2013, which will feature a BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert residency, broadcasting live from this intimate venue on consecutive weekdays.
Described as an ‘outstanding artist’ by the Daily Telegraph, pianist Imogen Cooper kicks off the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert season with Imogen Cooper and Friends. She will be joined by her musical associates cellist Adrian Brendel and violinist Henning Kraggerud, as well as performing two solo recitals.
Interweaving Imogen’s autumn series is Schumann Song Cycles which includes an impressive roll-call of singers, some of whom are long-standing friends of the LSO. John Mark Ainsley, Roderick Williams, Ailish Tynan and superstar mezzoBBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts are just soprano Sarah Connolly perform alongside part of the LSO’s commitment to exploring an equally impressive list of pianists. chamber music, and the 2012/13 season gives unique opportunities to hear The new year brings a residency with non-orchestral ensembles perform at the Vienna Piano Trio, a group who both the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s. have featured as Gramophone Editor’s The UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica series Choice on several occasions, and are is often programmed to link in to the LSO’s previous winners of the Echo-Klassik main season at the Barbican, so in this award for their recordings. Beethoven guide are some of those highlights too, and Schubert form the backbone of alongside other chamber events. this series.
Hot on the heels of that is the muchanticipated LSO St Luke’s Tenth Birthday Festival – twelve days of celebrations with guests including Nicholas Angelich, the Wihan Quartet and Nash Ensemble. Tying in with LSO concerts at the Barbican focusing on Britten, the last BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts centre on Bach, Britten and Shostakovich. Joanna MacGregor, Daniel Müller-Schott, the Brodsky Quartet and viola sensation Lawrence Power round off the season. Over at the Barbican, don’t miss the chance to hear the LSO String Orchestra led and directed by LSO Leader Roman Simovic and a one-off recital with Leonidas Kavakos who is the focus of this year’s UBS Soundscapes: LSO Artist Portrait. Join us for this thrilling season either in person at LSO St Luke’s and the Barbican, or listen in on BBC Radio 3.
Lunch at the LSO St Luke’s Café Why not make an afternoon of it and join us for lunch downstairs in the LSO St Luke’s café? We serve lunch both before and after the Lunchtime Concerts and doors open at 12 noon. Alongside a full hot food menu, there are sandwiches and cake for those wanting a light bite, not to mention a wide variety of teas, filter coffee and a fully stocked bar.
Tickets Tickets to BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts are £10 (£9 concessions). For full booking details, see page 20. Photos left to right Imogen Cooper, Adrian Brendel, Ailish Tynan Wihan Quartet, Nicholas Angelich
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts 2012/13
Playing of the greatest intelligence and musical integrity. The Guardian on Imogen Cooper
Imogen Cooper and Friends Some of her favourite works with her favourite musical associates Imogen Cooper will also be a judge in the final of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition on Sun 30 Sep 7pm at the Barbican.
Thu 4 Oct 2012 1pm Kurtág Hommage to Schubert for solo piano Schubert Notturno for Piano Trio D897 Schubert Piano Trio in E-flat major D929 Imogen Cooper piano Henning Kraggerud violin Adrian Brendel cello Thu 18 Oct 2012 1pm Haydn Piano Sonata in C minor Hob XVI/20 Brahms Three Intermezzi Op 117 Beethoven Piano Sonata in D major Op 10 No 3 Imogen Cooper piano Thu 8 Nov 2012 1pm Bach Partita No 2 in C minor BWV 826 Beethoven Variations on Mozart’s ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’ Op 66 Schubert Arpeggione Sonata D821 Imogen Cooper piano Adrian Brendel cello Thu 22 Nov 2012 1pm Brahms Variations from String Sextet No 1 Op 18 arr for Clara Schumann Schumann Fantasiestücke Op 12 Chopin Ballade in G minor Op 23 Imogen Cooper piano
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts 2012/13
Schumann Song Cycles Intimate poetry, intimate music, intimate setting. Roderick Williams baritone I’ve chosen a programme which gives me a chance to revisit the Kernerlieder, a cycle I worked intensively on a couple of years ago. It’s less sung than the others, perhaps because of the demands it makes on the performers! I’m very much looking forward to revisiting the work and searching for something new to bring to it.
Thu 11 Oct 2012 1pm Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte Beethoven Adelaide Schumann Dichterliebe John Mark Ainsley tenor Roger Vignoles piano Thu 25 Oct 2012 1pm Brahms Songs: Es liebt sich so lieblich im Lenze; In Waldeinsamkeit; Der Gang zum Liebchen; Sapphische Ode; Ständchen Schumann Kernerlieder Op 35 Roderick Williams baritone Andrew West piano Thu 1 Nov 2012 1pm Schumann Liederkreis Op 39 Selected songs by Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann Ailish Tynan soprano Iain Burnside piano Thu 15 Nov 2012 1pm Schumann Mary Stuart Songs Mahler Songs: Ich atmet einen Lindenduft; Liebst du um Schönheit; Rheinlegendchen; Urlicht Schumann Frauenliebe und leben Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano Eugene Asti piano
Supreme eloquence by the mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly. New York Times
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts 2012/13
Vienna Piano Trio Bogdan Božovic´ violin Matthias Gredler cello Stefan Mendl piano Thu 7 Mar 2013 1pm Beethoven Variations in E-flat major Op 44 Beethoven Piano Trio in B-flat major Op 97 (‘Archduke’) Thu 14 Mar 2013 1pm Mozart Piano Trio in G major K11 Reinhard Fuchs new work Dvorˇák Piano Trio No 2 in G minor Thu 21 Mar 2013 1pm Haydn Piano Trio in C major Hob XV/27 Beethoven Allegretto in B-flat major WoO 39 Ravel Piano Trio Part of LSO St Luke’s Tenth Birthday Festival
Fri 22 Mar 2013 1pm Schubert Trio movement in B-flat major Schubert Notturno in E-flat major Schubert Piano Quintet in A major (‘Trout’) Part of LSO St Luke’s Tenth Birthday Festival
Everything they do is (often quietly) revolutionary. The Independent
Vienna Piano Trio The Classics – Mozart, Beethoven Haydn & Schubert Stefan Mendl piano We fell in love with this wonderful venue from the first moment on. This residency finally gives us the chance to present our new violinist Bogdan Božovic´, born in Belgrade in 1985. We are excited to have been given the chance to present four concerts at LSO St Luke’s next March and embark on a return to Vienna’s probably greatest native composer – Franz Schubert.
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts 2012/13
LSO St Luke’s Tenth Birthday Festival Six BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts Broadcast Live from 21 to 29 March Thu 21 Mar 2013 1pm Vienna Piano Trio
Wed 27 Mar 2013 1pm LSO Strings with Roman Simovic
Haydn Piano Trio in C major Hob XV/27 Beethoven Allegretto in B-flat major WoO 39 Ravel Piano Trio
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Fri 22 Mar 2013 1pm Vienna Piano Trio
Thu 28 Mar 2013 1pm Nicholas Angelich Ravel Extracts from ‘Miroirs’ Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Schubert Trio movement in B-flat major Schubert Notturno in E-flat major Schubert Piano Quintet in A major (‘Trout’) Fri 29 Mar 2013 1pm Nash Ensemble Tue 26 Mar 2013 1pm Schubert Octet Wihan Quartet Mozart String Quartet in D minor K421 Dvorˇák String Quartet in F major Op 96 (‘American’) Festival Lunchtime Concert Pass
Buy the Festival Lunchtime Concert Pass and experience all six BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts for just £25. Plus, gain guaranteed entry to the LSO Discovery Lunchtime Concert on Monday 25 March. Book online at lso.co.uk/lunchtimeconcerts or call 020 7638 8891
Other festival highlights
Sat 23 Mar 2013 7.30pm Aurora Orchestra
Mon 25 Mar 2013 time tbc LSO Discovery Lunchtime Concert
Nicholas Collon conductor
Some of LSO Discovery’s most talented string players from the LSO On Track and Centre for Orchestra schemes join LSO players in this lunchtime concert which also includes a new commission.
The Royal Philharmonic Society’s youngest ever ensemble winners and Associate Orchestra at LSO St Luke’s, Aurora Orchestra, present another of their utterly unique performances. This concert sees LSO St Luke’s itself being used as the springboard for the ensemble’s unending musical creativity. Sun 24 Mar 2013 10am–5.30pm LSO Discovery Day Johannes Brahms with Sir Colin Davis and Nikolaj Znaider In his 85th birthday year, join Sir Colin Davis at the Barbican as he rehearses the LSO in preparation for two concerts with violinist Nikolaj Znaider. The afternoon sees a chamber music session and talk on Brahms’ life and works at LSO St Luke’s.
Thu 28 Mar 2013 8pm UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica Dhafer Youssef Dhafer Youssef returns to LSO St Luke’s after a triumphant visit in 2010. Supported by his vibrant band, Dhafer brings middle-eastern flavour to the intimate jazz-café style atmosphere of the UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica series.
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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts 2012/13
Bach, Britten & Shostakovich Juxtaposing timeless genres across 300 years
The magnetic young German cellist Daniel M端ller-Schott administered a dose of adrenaline. New York Times
Thu 25 Apr 2013 1pm Britten Suite for Violin and Piano Shostakovich Sonata for Viola and Piano Lawrence Power violin, viola Simon Crawford-Phillips piano Thu 2 May 2013 1pm
The Brodsky’s achingly beautiful performance reached deep into the heart. The Guardian
Bach Selected Preludes and Fugues from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ Shostakovich Selected Preludes and Fugues Joanna MacGregor piano Thu 9 May 2013 1pm Selected Cello Suites by Bach and Britten Daniel Müller-Schott cello Thu 16 May 2013 1pm Bach Selections from ’The Art of Fugue’ Shostakovich String Quartet No 11 Britten String Quartet No 3 Brodsky Quartet
LSO Chamber Concerts at the Barbican
Tue 6 Nov 2012 7.30pm, Barbican LSO String Orchestra Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht Hartmann Concerto funèbre Strauss Metamorphosen Roman Simovic violin / director LSO String Orchestra Fri 30 Nov 2012 7.30pm, Barbican UBS Soundscapes: LSO Artist Portrait Leonidas Kavakos Recital Janácˇek Violin Sonata Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 in G major Stravinsky Duo Concertante Respighi Violin Sonata in B minor Leonidas Kavakos violin Nikolai Lugansky piano
Leonidas Kavakos’ LSO Artist Portrait runs from 25 November to 19 December at the Barbican. Visit lso.co.uk/whatson for details.
LSO Chamber Concerts at the Barbican Supremely confident in the face of technical challenges and marvellously alert. The Guardian on Leonidas Kavakos Leonidas Kavakos violin focus of the 2012/13 Season UBS Soundscapes: LSO Artist Portrait I always enjoy playing in London because the audience here is so unpretentious in the way they listen.
UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica at LSO St Luke’s
UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica Showcasing today’s most eclectic living composers in a jazz-café style setting
Mark-Anthony Turnage is the composer focus of the LSO’s 2012/13 season at the Barbican. Visit lso.co.uk/whatson for details.
Tue 19 Feb 2013 8pm, LSO St Luke’s UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica Mark-Anthony Turnage Programme to include: Mark-Anthony Turnage A Prayer out of Stillness Gwilym Simcock new work Gwilym Simcock piano John Patitucci double bass LSO String Ensemble Tue 9 Apr 2013 8pm, LSO St Luke’s UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica Tansy Davies Tansy Davies curator / composer Shortly to be announced … Jan 2013, LSO St Luke’s UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica John Adams Works by John Adams featuring St Lawrence String Quartet LSO Chamber Ensemble
Mark-Anthony Turnage composer People have an idea of classical music as pure and untouchable, but if you get closer to it you realise composers have always begged, borrowed and stolen from elsewhere. I’ve always been open to influences, even from rock and pop music, which is a bit of a can of worms for some people. But as an artist, if you can’t open a can of worms, what can you do?
Centre for Orchestra Public Masterclasses
Centre for Orchestra Public Masterclasses Centre for Orchestra (C4O) is a ground-breaking initiative in orchestral training, part of a unique collaboration between the London Symphony Orchestra, Guildhall School and the Barbican Centre. C4O aims to train talented young musicians, prepare them for orchestral careers and support development for established players. Above all, it brings orchestra, composers and audiences together in a forum to develop the 21st century orchestra. Internationally renowned soloists and conductors share their expertise and creative passion in a series of masterclasses with Guildhall School musicians. Open to the public Masterclasses taking place at LSO St Lukeâ€™s Free entry, booking essential Contact the Barbican Box Office on 020 7638 8891 Masterclasses taking place at the Guildhall School Free entry, no ticket required Participants are selected by the Guildhall School These masterclasses are just a snapshot of the events Centre for Orchestra open to members of the public. To keep up-to-date, visit lso.co.uk/centrefororchestra LINK is the strategic alliance between the LSO, Guildhall School and Barbican Centre; a unique collaboration which aims to create the worldâ€™s leading centre for performance, training and education in the arts.
Mon 8 Oct 2012 10am–1pm, LSO St Luke’s
Ian Bostridge Tenor Tue 11 Dec 2012 6–8pm, Guildhall School Music Hall
Leonidas Kavakos Violin Wed 16 Jan 2013 6.30–8.30pm, LSO St Luke’s
Tim Hugh LSO Principal Cello Wed 13 Feb 2013 2.30–5.30pm, LSO St Luke’s
Gareth Davies LSO Principal Flute Wed 13 Feb 2013 6.30–9pm, LSO St Luke’s
Chris Richards LSO Principal Clarinet Thu 14 Feb 2013 6–8.30pm, LSO St Luke’s
Joost Bosdijk LSO Bassoon plus don’t miss … Fri 21 Sep 2012 6–6.45pm, LSO St Luke’s Gamelan Room
Janine Jansen: Artist Conversation Violin
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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts Tickets £10 (£9 concessions, £5 under-16s)
LSO St Luke’s UBS and LSO Music Education Centre 161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica and LSO Barbican Concerts Tickets from £10 Book online at lso.co.uk (reduced bkg fee) Box Office 020 7638 8891 (10am–8pm Mon–Sat, 11am–8pm Sun)
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