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LSO Season 2012/13 Concert Guide

featuring the LSO’s family of artists

A triumph ‌ it was all so vivid. Richard Morrison, The Times

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Gergiev: Szymanowski and Brahms Sir Colin Davis at 85 New conducting talent with the LSO LSO and John Williams’ film music Leonidas Kavakos artist portrait LSO Live recordings – take the concert experience home The music of John Adams Composer focus: Mark-Anthony Turnage LSO Discovery for families LSO St Luke’s Tenth Anniversary LSO Futures with François-Xavier Roth Life-long learning at LSO St Luke’s Michael Tilson Thomas and Yo-Yo Ma BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts Eclectica Concerts 2012/13 concert listings Booking information


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Shades of Szymanowski Gergiev explores the Polish composer alongside Brahms It is not often that audiences have the chance in one season to hear all four Szymanowski symphonies, the two intriguing violin concertos and the unforgettable Stabat Mater.

25 years ago, on the 50th anniversary of the death of the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski (1882–1937), his music was rarely heard in concert outside Poland and recordings were just as scarce. Today, this contemporary of Stravinsky and Bartók is recognised for his distinctive contribution to the array of musical styles and aesthetics of the early decades of the 20th century. Even so, it is not often that audiences have the chance in one season to hear all four of his symphonies, the two intriguing violin concertos and the unforgettable Stabat Mater. Szymanowski’s First Symphony (1907) displays a youthful musical vision besotted with high-German Romanticism and the mysticism of Russian composer Scriabin. His Second (1910) occupies similar territory, but its voice is newly refined, its passion channelled into soaring violin lines and chamber textures as much as into fullblooded Straussian rhetoric. The juxtaposition with the German Brahms will be fascinating to witness, not least because Szymanowski wrote in 1912: ‘I’d rather a single bar of Brahms than the whole of modern French music, which is too superficial’. He never lost his love for Brahms’ music, but he soon ate his words about the French, as the Third Symphony and First Violin

Concerto (1916) testify. His awareness of Debussy, combined with a new intoxication with Arabic cultures, gave rise in these groundbreaking works to a unique musical exoticism. By the 1920s and 30s, Szymanowski was looking for another world to explore, and he found it right on his own doorstep. The Stabat Mater (1926), Fourth Symphony ‘Concertante’ (effectively a piano concerto) and the Second Violin Concerto are infused with Polish folklore, especially that of the Tatra Mountains where he had a home. This music is sparser, verging at times on the neoclassical, but it remains characteristically impassioned. Szymanowski once described Brahms as a ‘noble, solitary figure’. The same might be said about Szymanowski, whose music occupies a special place in European culture, one which acknowledges its Austro-German heritage and at the same time challenges it with the irresistible attractions of other musical traditions. Adrian Thomas is a composer and author specialising in Polish music. The LSO Szymanowski Project is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music grant programme.


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Valery Gergiev, LSO Principal Conductor The beginning of my own journey through Szymanowski’s music started when I was asked to conduct his opera, King Roger, and it’s become one of my most intriguing and exciting projects. Szymanowski not only deserves to be widely heard and recognised, but his music also gives us a tremendous opportunity to understand better the developments of classical music throughout the 20th century. I really look forward to performing it with the LSO, both here at the Barbican and across many different concert halls on tour.

LSO Season 2012/13 Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 £27 £36 Unless otherwise stated Full booking information on page 34 Sat 22 Sep 2012 7.30pm Szymanowski Symphony No 1 Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1 Brahms Symphony No 1 Valery Gergiev conductor Janine Jansen violin Recommended by Classic FM

Supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Repeated on Thu 11 Oct

Distinctive, bright, incisive … Gergiev conducted a gleeful account. Erica Jeal, The Guardian

Sun 23 Sep 2012 10am–5.30pm, Barbican and LSO St Luke’s LSO Discovery Day: Karol Szymanowski with Valery Gergiev Adrian Thomas presenter Full Day Tickets £17 (£13.50 concessions) Sun 23 Sep & Sat 13 Oct 2012 7.30pm Brahms Tragic Overture Szymanowski Symphony No 2 Brahms Symphony No 2 Valery Gergiev conductor Supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Gergiev’s Brahms Szymanowski series continues on: 11 & 18 Dec 2012 12 & 19 Dec 2012 30 & 31 Mar 2013

The playing was faultless. Tim Ashley, The Guardian


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Sir Colin Davis at 85 A musical odyssey

You couldn’t mistake his own decisive beat or propensity for drama. Geoff Brown, The Times

Colin Davis got every last ounce of the sound out of this wonderful music. Anthony Harvey, email

In his 85th birthday year Sir Colin Davis focuses on composers with whom he is particularly associated. Mozart and Schubert bookend the series, and in between there is a particular focus on English composers – Elgar and Walton – as well as his beloved Sibelius and Beethoven. When one orchestra asked a group of leading conductors for their views of Sibelius, most talked of Sibelius’ power and originality. Sir Colin said ‘Conducting Sibelius is like looking at oneself in a mirror. Sibelius was happy when he was in company. I am the same’. Despite his eternal modesty, Sir Colin has, without doubt, become an institution with an impressive roll-call of close musical friends from over the past 60 years, all luminaries in their own right. Joining him on stage this season are Mitsuko Uchida, Radu Lupu, Ian Bostridge, Dorothea Röschmann, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Maxim Vengerov and Nikolaj Znaider. Opera and choral works have long been a particular passion of Sir Colin. In 1959 he stood in for Otto Klemperer in a performance of Don Giovanni, and a year later stood in for Sir Thomas Beecham conducting The Magic Flute at Glyndebourne. A backdrop of being in the right place at the right time led to Sir Colin being headhunted for a series of impressive roles: Musical Director of Sadler’s Wells (1961) and Music Director at the Royal Opera House (1970), a position he went on to hold for 15 years. Davis re-visits his operatic roots this season with concert performances of Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. He will also conduct the Orchestra in Mozart’s Requiem in January.

Radu Lupu, Pianist Performing with Sir Colin over the years has always been a pleasure and a privilege. A modest, humble man, Sir Colin is a great conductor and great musician, and I have been more than happy to play with him for his 75th and 80th birthdays, and now his 85th birthday. It is a wonderful experience not only to make music with him, but also to listen to his concerts.


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Mitsuko Uchida, Pianist Colin has the singular ability to share his deep love of music with audiences and musicians alike. His Berlioz and Sibelius were a revelation to music-lovers. But if I were to choose one composer whose joy and sorrow he can express with never-ending pleasure, it is Mozart. I feel privileged to have shared so much music with Colin.

Thu 27 Sep 2012 7.30pm Sir Colin Davis’ 85th Birthday Concert Schubert Rondo in A major for Piano Duet Mozart Piano Concerto No 10 for Two Pianos Elgar / Payne Symphony No 3 Sir Colin Davis conductor Mitsuko Uchida piano Radu Lupu piano Recommended by Classic FM

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Sir Colin Davis at 85 continues on: Nikolaj Znaider, Violinist and Conductor In the orbit of life it has long been the destiny of man to pass his fellow man as each makes his or her path, much in the same way celestial bodies influence and are influenced by each other in space. Once in a while we may even encounter a being of such force that it seems to completely alter our own course. Such is the influence of Sir Colin Davis on me. Although I take complete responsibility for my own foolishness, already or yet to be committed, I know that what good might come from my hands is in no small part thanks to the power of his example. Sir Colin’s wisdom, humility, sincerity and above all his friendship and camaraderie shall be my northern star, for as long as I inhabit this great planet he loves so dearly. Happy 85th, Colin. I salute you!

4 Oct 2012 Mozart / Mahler 18 Oct 2012 Beethoven / Elgar 29 Nov 2012 Beethoven / Walton 5 Dec 2012 Queen’s Medal for Music Gala 9 Dec 2012 Sibelius 13 Jan 2013 Mozart Requiem 24 & 26 Mar 2013 Schubert / Brahms 16 & 18 Apr 2013 Britten The Turn of the Screw 16 & 18 Jun 2013 Mendelssohn / Schubert


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LSO Players and conductors were a truly enormous inspiration. The experience has transformed my career. Clemens Schuldt, competition winner 2010

The Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition Cultivating the next generation of conductors Who might be the next Gergiev, or Rattle, or Haitink? Who could say, but whoever it is, the LSO feels a responsibility to encourage and seek out the future conductors of the world’s orchestras to make sure that the amazing music-making of today continues well into tomorrow. It’s long been the passion of arts patron Donatella Flick to make this possible, and from this year on the administration of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition has come directly under the LSO umbrella, bringing this search ever closer to the LSO working in partnership with Donatella Flick. Aside from a prize of £15,000, the winner will become the LSO’s Assistant Conductor for a year. The final will be held in front of an esteemed panel of judges including Sir Colin Davis, Sir Antonio Pappano, Nikolaj Znaider, Imogen Cooper and Sarah Connolly; plus LSO Chairman Lennox Mackenzie and LSO Principal Clarinet Andrew Marriner. Alongside the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition, which has become one of the most sought-after competitions of its kind, the LSO supports rising conducting talents in many other ways. Those who cannot resist the power of the baton can apply to take part in LSO Discovery’s Conducting Scheme (supported by the Murray-Smith Laird Charitable Trust), and this season Principal Guest Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas (2 June) – and also get even closer to the Orchestra and the LSO’s family of artists by attending rehearsals. The Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition is generously supported by Donatella Flick, who founded the competition in 1996.


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Donatella Flick, founder of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition The Flick family and I were close to conductor Herbert von Karajan and he made me realise something very simple – young conductors need an orchestra, and orchestras need new conductors – and that’s what sparked my passion to form the Competition in 1996. I really hope I can change the life of somebody, give someone a real chance, and play a part in securing the Orchestra’s future.

Sun 30 Sep 2012 7.30pm Final of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition Weber Overture: Der Freischütz Debussy La mer Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet – Suite After three days of competition heats and intense sessions, this concert sees the culmination of the 2012 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition, chaired by Lennox Mackenzie, Chairman of the LSO, alongside a panel of judges including Sir Colin Davis, Sir Antonio Pappano, Nikolaj Znaider, Imogen Cooper, Sarah Connolly and Andrew Marriner. Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 Recommended by Classic FM

Thu 4 Oct 2012 7.30pm Sir Colin Davis at 85 Mozart Symphony No 41 (‘Jupiter’) Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn Sir Colin Davis conductor Dorothea Röschmann soprano Ian Bostridge tenor 6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican

Imogen Cooper, competition judge and pianist, on what she’s looking for in this year’s winner I will be looking for individuality and love of music over flashy technique. It is vital that a conductor has a firm idea about a given work, be it at this stage right or wrong. It is vital also that he or she is able to convey it and not get carried away just by a physical facility to drive the music and nevertheless keep things under control. I would like to hear pleasure in what is happening, and a great care for phrasing. Good preparation should be a given, an orchestra will anyhow see straight through a conductor who has not prepared well (so will a soloist…). That’s just a start! Imogen also opens the 2012/13 BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert series at LSO St Luke’s on 4 October (see page 28)

Thu 11 Oct 2012 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: Szymanowski Szymanowski Symphony No 1 Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1 Brahms Symphony No 1 Valery Gergiev conductor Janine Jansen violin


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The LSO and John Williams A 30 year relationship of music for film

Gerald Ruddock, LSO Trumpet Film soundtracks have for many years been an important feature in the lives of LSO musicians. In 1977, long before becoming a member, I was invited by John Duffy, the Orchestral Manager, to play on some film sessions at Denham Studios. It turned out to be the first Star Wars with John Williams. It was also the first day for the new Principal Trumpet Maurice Murphy. We started with the opening titles. Maurice launched the first note (high B-flat) out into a galaxy far, far away. It was stunning. Great composer, great score, great Orchestra. Put these all together and you get something very, very special.

With Star Wars in 1977, composer John Williams and the LSO introduced a new generation of filmlovers to the Orchestra. Three decades later, the first few trumpet notes of that epic adventure are some of the best known ever committed to disc. I’ve had this experience around the world. Musicians in other orchestras, people in their 30s have come up to me and said that when they were ten years old they picked up a trumpet because they heard Maurice Murphy on Star Wars and that’s when they knew what they wanted to do with their lives. That’s a connection no one could have predicted. Imagine if Beethoven and Mozart had had such an opportunity. The most remarkable thing about film music is that what we create is experienced by billions of people. Not just now, but in past decades and into the future. And it’s still baffling to me. I sit down with a pencil and do my best; the fact that what I write has this kind of connection to people is almost in spite of my efforts. To use an overused and maybe slightly pretentious expression, anybody involved in any artistic activity is just a vessel through which an idea passes and connects to someone else. For me the process by which this happens is even more mystifying than it is gratifying. I can’t say that I can take great credit for it, I just feel very fortunate that I’ve been able to link up with the film, with the Orchestra and with the audience. It’s very hard work to write a score with 120 minutes of music. It’s the equivalent of writing two Mahler symphonies, not in quality but in length. So it’s a hard job to bring all the forces together. I’ve had many years of practice, and the LSO is used to following every imaginable kind of conductor. This is part of what we all do. The thing about music is that the older we get, the more we learn about it, the more fascinated by it and the more in love with it we become. Other people get tired of their careers – it’s not true with musicians, just the opposite! John Williams was interviewed as the LSO recorded Star Wars: The Phantom Menace at Abbey Road studios.


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There is no-one like the LSO that can perform this type of music. Julian Griffiths, Facebook

Sun 14 Oct 2012 2.30pm LSO Discovery Family Concert Music for the Big Screen Paul Rissmann presenter Join the LSO on a musical journey through the most magical, spine-tingling, treasurefinding, star-blazing scores for the big screen. Bring along your own instrument to join in with the Orchestra too. Tickets £5 under-16s, £10 adults Recommended by Classic FM

Thu 18 Oct 2012 7.30pm Sir Colin Davis at 85 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 (‘Emperor’) Elgar Symphony No 1 Sir Colin Davis conductor Simon Trpcˇeski piano Recommended by Classic FM

Sponsored by BAT

Tue 6 Nov 2012 7.30pm LSO String Orchestra

Belinda McFarlane, LSO Violin Having grown up as a fanatic of the first Star Wars albums and films it was a thrill to do it for real. To be in Abbey Road with John Williams and a huge cinema sized screen to play along to was exciting! As the sessions unfolded all the familiar famous themes from the early movies re-appeared. But there was also fantastic new music – in particular the music of the ‘Immolation’ scene from Episode III: so moving, and truly capturing the lush sound of the LSO string section.

Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht Hartmann Concerto funèbre Strauss Metamorphosen Roman Simovic violin / director Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican Thu 8 Nov 2012 7.30pm Music for the Big Screen: The Best of John Williams Featuring John Williams’ best-loved works for films directed by Steven Spielberg.

A spectacular occasion, it was wondrous to hear ‘authentic’ performances of Star Wars and Indiana Jones as originally performed by the LSO. Stuart Whatley, email

Programme to include: John Williams Theme from Jurassic Park Excerpts from Jaws Excerpts from Schindler’s List Excerpts from Indiana Jones Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark Flight to Neverland from Hook Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind Escape from the City and Epilogue from War of the Worlds Adventures on Earth from E.T. Main Title from Star Wars Frank Strobel conductor


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Supremely confident in the face of technical challenges and marvellously alert. Tim Ashley, The Guardian on Leonidas Kavakos with the LSO

UBS Soundscapes: LSO Artist Portrait Leonidas Kavakos


November 11

I always enjoy playing in London because the audience here is so unpretentious in the way they listen. They don’t use music as an excuse for a social occasion, which is what happens in some cities.

Sun 25 Nov 2012 10am–5pm, Barbican and LSO St Luke’s LSO Discovery Day: Gustav Mahler with Semyon Bychkov and Leonidas Kavakos Full Day Tickets £17 (£13.50 concessions) Sun 25 Nov 2012 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: LSO Artist Portrait Leonidas Kavakos Osvaldo Golijov Violin Concerto (UK premiere, LSO and Barbican co-commission) Mahler Symphony No 1 (‘Titan’) Semyon Bychkov conductor Leonidas Kavakos violin LSO commission supported by UBS

6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican

He took five applause calls and then an encore. I don’t think I’ll ever witness such playing again. Elizabeth Owen, email, on Leonidas Kavakos with the LSO What I love about this residency is the chance it gives to stay in one place and focus on music I love with musicians I admire. I have been a close colleague and friend of Valery Gergiev for years now, and I so admire what he has done and continues to do with the London Symphony Orchestra. It has a very different sound, very dark and deep and rich. One of the pieces we are playing together is Szymanowski’s Second Violin Concerto (12 & 19 December). It’s a huge piece for me, but it’s huge for the orchestra too, and I think Valery is one of the few conductors in the world who could find the depth of colour the music needs. Something else I am looking forward to is playing the Sibelius Concerto (9 December) with Sir Colin Davis, because this is such a special piece for me – really you could say it launched my career – and of course Sir Colin has such a deep understanding of Sibelius’ music. We could not let an opportunity like this pass without commissioning a new piece, so we have asked composer Osvaldo Golijov to write a new concerto for me (25 November). Of course I am excited and looking forward to it, because I warm to his music very much. But I must admit I am nervous too, because until the piece arrives you never know what you will get! Newness does not have to mean literally new, and I think many people will be surprised by a piece I am playing in my recital (30 November) with Nikolai Lugansky. This is the violin sonata by Respighi, which is a huge piece in every way. I think it is an absolute masterpiece, one of the peaks of the violin repertoire, and I am so pleased to be bringing it to the UK. I always enjoy playing in London because the audience here is so unpretentious in the way they listen. They don’t use music as an excuse for a social occasion, which is what happens in some cities. They really do love the music, and this is a spirit we have to foster in these difficult times. Really I believe the crisis that has engulfed my country (Greece) and the whole world is not at its root an economic crisis, it is a cultural crisis. We are forgetting what it means to be human, and art is an important way to remind ourselves of what truly matters. Leonidas Kavakos was interviewed by music critic Ivan Hewett.

Thu 29 Nov 2012 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: Walton Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 Walton Symphony No 1 Sir Colin Davis conductor Elisabeth Leonskaja piano This concert also features Edward Nesbit’s Parallels, an LSO Panufnik Young Composers Scheme (supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust) commission, conducted by Clemens Schuldt.

Fri 30 Nov 2012 7.30pm 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 Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 £27

Leonidas Kavakos’ portrait continues on: 9 Dec 2012 Sibelius Violin Concerto 12 & 19 Dec 2012 Szymanowski Violin Concerto


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The finest Sibelius cycle on disc. Anthony Holden, The Observer on Sir Colin’s Sibelius on LSO Live Matthew Gibson, LSO Double Bass, chooses Verdi & Sibelius

LSO Live Take the live concert experience home

The piece which had the biggest impact on me while recording was Verdi’s Falstaff with Sir Colin Davis. I didn’t know a note of it before we started but found myself gripped from beginning to end. The level of intensity that Sir Colin generated was quite staggering. If I’m on a long train journey or flying to another continent I often find myself turning to Sibelius’ Second Symphony, just to wallow in the sheer beauty of sound.


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Maxine Kwok-Adams, LSO Violin, chooses Walton One of my favourite LSO Live recordings has to be the Walton coupling of the First Symphony with Belshazzar’s Feast. The symphony has been a favourite of mine since discovering it in the National Youth Orchestra and Sir Colin brings out so much of the fiery dramatisation, which is superbly captured in this version.

LSO Live now comprises over 80 recordings allowing ever more diverse audiences to experience the feeling of live concerts the world over. Why not listen for yourself? Visit lso.co.uk/lsolive or download from iTunes or Amazon

In June 1913, a shrewd and forward-thinking talent in the small but rapidly growing world of recording music coaxed the LSO, along with Principal Conductor Arthur Nikisch, into the recording studios of HMV in London, and Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Weber’s Oberon Overture and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody were committed to history. Little did any of those involved realise that this act would put into motion the rich heritage of recording that the LSO now holds, heard almost constantly around the world on albums, films, television programmes and digital media alike. Until the early 1990s, recordings were difficult to make outside of the studio environment, and the nature of that environment wasn’t conducive to producing that same exciting, thrilling and energetic experience of classical music you’d gain in the concert hall. Thankfully, technology shifted leaps and bounds – recording became easily possible inside the concert hall, and the arrival of the internet and online retail enabled the LSO to be one of the first orchestras to launch its own recording label in 1999. The ethos was simple – to bring that same unrivalled energy of the concert hall experience into the home – and so all recordings on LSO Live are from live concerts. In addition to that, the players, conductors and soloists all have a stake in LSO Live recordings, and are actively involved in production and post-production, bringing them much closer to the music than their studio equivalents. LSO Live has grown rapidly – it now has over 80 recordings under its belt, and the entire catalogue is available online allowing new audiences the world over to experience the feeling of live concerts. The label gained its first Grammy awards in 2001, and now holds Gramophone awards, Classical Brits, Orphées d’Or, Chocs de l’année and Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in its trophy cabinet. Edward Appleyard

Wed 5 Dec 2012 7.30pm Queen’s Medal for Music Gala Concert Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Fanfare (LSO commission) Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Elgar Enigma Variations Sir Colin Davis conductor Maxim Vengerov violin In 2009 Sir Colin Davis was awarded the Queen’s Medal for Music. This Gala concert, conducted by Sir Colin, features other Medal winners, a new work by Master of the Queen’s Music Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, and also marks the welcome return to the LSO of Maxim Vengerov. Multi-buy discount only available when booking 8+ concerts

Sun 9 Dec 2012 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: LSO Artist Portrait Leonidas Kavakos Sibelius Symphony No 6 Violin Concerto Symphony No 7 Sir Colin Davis conductor Leonidas Kavakos violin

Tue 11 & Tue 18 Dec 2012 7.30pm Brahms Symphony No 3 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn Szymanowski Symphony No 3 (‘Song of the Night’) Valery Gergiev conductor Toby Spence tenor London Symphony Chorus Supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Tue 11 Dec recommended by Classic FM Tue 18 Dec supported by LSO Friends

6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican (11 Dec) Wed 12 & Wed 19 Dec 2012 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: LSO Artist Portrait Leonidas Kavakos Szymanowski Symphony No 4 (‘Symphonie Concertante’) Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 2 Brahms Symphony No 4 Valery Gergiev conductor Denis Matsuev piano Leonidas Kavakos violin


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A great and adventurous composer. David Bennett, email, on John Adams

The many strikingly different moods of Adams’ music were lavishly demonstrated by the LSO. Anthony Holden, The Observer

John Adams – Follow your ears Find out more at lso.co.uk/composing


January 15

A really great composer knows how to take care of an idea – you’ve got to prune it, water it, feed it, know when to keep it small and when to encourage it to grow. I’ve been enchanted by the orchestra since I was five years old and growing up in a very rural part of Vermont. I played clarinet in community orchestras and collected LPs of everything from Mozart to Stravinsky – I didn’t get to hear a real professional orchestra until I was much older. I always loved Ravel and Debussy for the way they made the orchestra behave as if it weren’t an orchestra. Ravel more than anyone is a genius of manipulation: he can take a harp, muted trumpet and clarinet and make them sound like a snare drum – all this sleight of hand had such an effect on me. And I love Beethoven too and the vitality of his rhythmic world, which I think is also in my music. When I start a piece I often don’t know where it’s going – I really am a composer who starts at the beginning and goes forwards, I don’t set out elaborate rules. I think most composers ‘follow their noses’, or perhaps even, ‘follow their ears’. I like to think of myself as someone who has an enormous array of equipment in the sense of my ear, of form, of judgement, of colour, of rhythmic sense and my overall knowledge that I bring to the act of composition. I don’t like to think of all of that as externalised, in graphs and charts or magic squares and tone rows. So the compositional act becomes an odyssey – you’re just heading out into the unknown, a new terrain, discovering new emotions – which makes composing very exciting. For me the most difficult thing is getting started; I don’t think I’m different from any other composer there. We want every new piece to be the best piece we’ve ever written, and instead what comes up day after day is garbage – you look at it and you can’t believe you wrote it. And then comes a day when you just have to run with it. Not every piece is going to start with a great idea like Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, very often pieces of mine start off with indifferent material, then once I’m up and running and understand what the make-up of the piece is a bit more, you realise where the piece wants to go. A really great composer knows how to take care of an idea – you’ve got to prune it, water it, feed it, know when to keep it small and when to encourage it to grow. In describing that I’m describing the composition as if it’s something that’s got its own life, and a piece of music does have its own life. You get a very symbiotic relationship with this living thing. John Adams was interviewed by David Alberman at LSO St Luke’s. To attend artist conversations or talks like this, visit lso.co.uk/artistconversations

Sun 6 Jan 2013 3.30pm National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Programme to include: Holst The Planets John Wilson conductor Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 £27 Sun 13 Jan 2013 7.30pm Sir Colin Davis at 85 Elgar Cello Concerto Mozart Requiem Sir Colin Davis conductor Tim Hugh cello Elizabeth Watts soprano Daniela Lehner mezzo-soprano Maximilian Schmitt tenor Andrew Foster-Williams baritone London Symphony Chorus 6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican Recommended by Classic FM

Thu 17 Jan 2013 7.30pm Bartók Dance Suite Debussy arr John Adams Livre de Baudelaire John Adams Harmonielehre John Adams conductor Dawn Upshaw soprano Sun 27 Jan 2013 7.30pm Copland Appalachian Spring – Suite Elliott Carter Variations for Orchestra Ives Country Band March John Adams Absolute Jest for String Quartet and Orchestra John Adams conductor St Lawrence String Quartet Discover more John Adams on Saturday 13 April 2013 with FrançoisXavier Roth as part of LSO Futures.


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Composer Focus: Mark-Anthony Turnage The orchestra was my first love. I started going to orchestral concerts when I was nine, when my mum started taking me to the BBC Proms. I still get that incredible buzz even now. I’m not naturally a formal person – I can’t wear a suit for more than about five minutes before wanting to take it off – and I understand some people hate the formality of orchestral concerts. But all that just disappears with the first big chord. There’s something about the depth of sound and energy when they all play together. I’ll never get past that. That’s probably why I love working with orchestras and conductors so much. Many people think of the composer as someone whose job is finished when rehearsals start, but for me that’s when much of the real work begins. You worry sometimes people will look at you, ‘why’s he cutting that, does he not know what he is doing?’. But if you look back through history, all composers – apart from Richard Strauss, who was a bit weird – changed things in rehearsal, because that’s when you find out what works and what really doesn’t. If you can’t listen to the players and conductor, how do you expect them to listen to you?

I was a bit worried about the LSO commission being a 40-minute piece. It’s a big ask; also for an audience. The piece is called Speranza, which is Italian for ‘hope’. It uses different words for hope, particularly from cultures where it’s most needed – ‘tikvah’ (Hebrew), ‘amal’ (Arabic), ‘dóchas’ (Gaelic). It’s funny because I started working on the piece while thinking about the absence of hope and the idea of suicide. But I wanted to do something that would lift people up, myself included. I kept a lot of the early material, including some Jewish folk songs. In a way, if music’s really going to be uplifting, it’s got to show it knows where you’re coming from. 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? Mark-Anthony Turnage was interviewed by music critic, Guy Dammann.


January/February 17

Thu 31 Jan 2013 7.30pm Balkan Fever Kodály Peacock Variations Kodály Dances of Galánta Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 1 Kristjan Järvi conductor Theodosii Spassov Trio Conductor Kristjan Järvi begins a new series of world music and jazz collaborations. The first half of this concert includes Eastern orchestral works, whilst the second half welcomes the virtuosic Theodosii Spassov Trio from Bulgaria, who perform in this specially arranged set of Balkan music with the LSO. Tue 5 Feb 2013 7.30pm Mark-Anthony Turnage Sibelius Tapiola Mark-Anthony Turnage Trumpet Concerto (‘From the Wreckage’) Beethoven Symphony No 3 (‘Eroica’) Daniel Harding conductor Håkan Hardenberger trumpet Recommended by Classic FM

6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican Thu 7 Feb 2013 7.30pm Mark-Anthony Turnage Sibelius Oceanides Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 Mark-Anthony Turnage Speranza (world premiere, LSO commission) Daniel Harding conductor Lars Vogt piano

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?

LSO commission supported by Susie Thomson

Tue 19 Feb 2013 8pm, LSO St Luke’s UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica Mark-Anthony Turnage Tickets £10 £15 £22


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Music for the whole family Classical music is something that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. The LSO creates and performs concerts for young people with them at the very heart of the event. About 16 years ago I started working with the LSO as an animateur, and my work quickly developed into devising and presenting concerts for young people. In a family concert the music we play has to be instantly engaging and I work hard to find as many ways as possible to connect the audience to the music and musicians. It’s absolutely paramount that everyone has a good time – we spend a lot of time thinking about mums and dads, grannies and grandads too. The most special thing about the LSO performing this kind of event is the Orchestra itself, they are incredible. This is the Orchestra that nearly every young person has heard already through the film soundtracks they’ve recorded, so for me it’s really about introducing young people with world-class musicians playing world-class music. The players throw themselves into these events and are so enthusiastic. They have a lot of fun too! We use many gadgets in the concert hall to help us along – like projectors and screens, colourful images and cameras focusing on different sections of the orchestra. Technology is changing all the time; we’re constantly finding new opportunities to harness that – but never in a way to distract the audience.

Inviting young people to practise something at home, and then bring their instrument along to play, has always been a crucial part of the experience. It’s about making music in a meaningful way, going beyond ‘let’s clap along’. We not only encourage young people to listen to the Orchestra, but to be part of it too. Time and time again we see young people with tubas and double basses! It’s incredible. There are many memories that stand out for me over the years. Once we showed a snippet from King Kong and played it to three different soundtracks. We then asked the children to decide which one fitted best. I have never experienced a reaction like it – the audience were in stitches as they saw King Kong mounting the Empire State Building to The Blue Danube. We didn’t quite realise just how much they’d get the concept. Young people always take you by surprise. So come along to a Family Concert! It’s a lot of fun, we’ve got some amazing music. Our doors are wide open and it’s a completely friendly event for people of all ages. Paul Rissmann, presenter and composer, was interviewed by Edward Appleyard


February 19

Tue 12 Feb 2013 7.30pm

When I asked my nine-year-old grand-daughter’s opinion of the day, huge grin and both thumbs up. That just about sums up the family opinion. David Evans-Jones, email, on LSO Family Concerts

Britten Four Sea Interludes Mozart Piano Concerto No 21, K467 Beethoven Symphony No 7 Bernard Haitink conductor Maria João Pires piano Multi-buy discount only available when booking 8+ concerts

Sun 17 & Thu 21 Feb 2013 7.30pm Mozart Piano Concerto No 17, K453 Bruckner Symphony No 9 Bernard Haitink conductor Maria João Pires piano 21 Feb supported by LSO Premier

Tue 19 Feb 2013 8pm, LSO St Luke’s UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica Mark-Anthony Turnage Tickets £10 £15 £22

Sun 24 Feb 2013 2.30pm LSO Discovery Family Concert Tickets £5 under-16s, £10 adults Recommended by Classic FM

Other Family Concerts this season at the Barbican are on: Sun 14 Oct 2012 Sun 5 May 2013 More events for the Family Shake, Rattle and Roll workshops for 1 to 5-year-olds Mondays throughout the year Story-telling concerts for under-5s One Friday per term Music Explorers Events for under-8s One Saturday morning per term Visit lso.co.uk/family for details Key Stage Concerts If you’re a teacher of either Key Stage 1, 2 or 3 students, the LSO performs termly daytime concerts specifically aimed at each group, visit lso.co.uk/teachers


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LSO St Luke’s – celebrating the first 10 years

A very relaxed environment: there’s nothing stuffy. It feels like the barrier between audience and performer has been stripped away. Nicola Benedetti (violin), on LSO St Luke’s

21 March to 1 April 2013 is LSO St Luke’s tenth birthday festival. Find out more about LSO St Luke’s, the UBS and LSO music education centre at lso.co.uk/lsostlukes Keep up-to-date with the twelve-day festival plans at lso.co.uk/lsostlukesat10

When LSO St Luke’s opened its doors on 27 March 2003 it harboured an ambition to forge new ways to make music available to the greatest number and range of people. The LSO’s vision was to create a permanent home for its pioneering LSO Discovery programme, a state-of-the-art hall in which to rehearse for Barbican concerts (the biggest orchestral season in London), and a sanctuary to prepare for the many tours, films and recordings the LSO and its family of artists makes all year round. Levitt Bernstein Architects created an outstanding concert hall in the main body of the Church, filled with light and now glorious sound from musicians of all ages. Downstairs is the engine room for new technology and a busy hive of rooms dedicated to learning. Ten years on, the founders’ dreams have come true. Every day the team at LSO St Luke’s prepares for people of all ages and from all walks of life to experience a rich diet of music. So from 21 March to 1 April 2013,

LSO St Luke’s is having a tenth birthday festival, to celebrate a decade of success. The 12-day festival is based around the concept of ‘Rites of Passage’ and includes a series of flagship LSO Discovery education and community projects including a Gamelan Concert, a Brahms Discovery Day and a Family Open Day. BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts will be ‘live from LSO St Luke’s’ for the week, in a series reflecting over 200 Thursday lunchtime broadcasts since 2003; and we are inviting back Nikolaj Znaider, the Wihan Quartet, Nash Ensemble, Dhafer Youssef and the Aurora Orchestra, all of whom have made LSO St Luke’s so special. Locals now refer to where they live as the ‘St Luke’s’ area and music organisations from all over the world visit to find out more about the deep commitment the LSO has made to truly connecting with its community. Karen Cardy, LSO St Luke’s Centre Director


March/April 21

Sun 24 Mar 2013 10am–5.30pm, Barbican and LSO St Luke’s LSO Discovery Day: Johannes Brahms with Sir Colin Davis and Nikolaj Znaider Full Day Tickets £17 (£13.50 concessions) Sun 24 & Tue 26 Mar 2013 7.30pm Schubert Symphony No 8 (‘Unfinished’) Brahms Violin Concerto Sir Colin Davis conductor Nikolaj Znaider violin This concert also features a new work by Eloise Nancy Gynn, an LSO Panufnik Young Composers Scheme (supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust) commission, conducted by Nicholas Collon. Sun 24 Mar recommended by Classic FM

Tue 26 Mar supported by LSO Patrons

Sat 30 & Sun 31 Mar 2013 7.30pm Szymanowski Stabat Mater Brahms German Requiem Valery Gergiev conductor London Symphony Chorus Supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute

6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican (30 Mar) Thu 4 Apr 2013 7.30pm Mozart Piano Concerto No 25, K503 Mahler Symphony No 5 Nikolaj Znaider conductor Piotr Anderszewski piano Recommended by Classic FM

6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican

Richard Hardie, UBS Investment Bank, on LSO St Luke’s LSO St Luke’s is my favourite place in London, in sunshine or at night. The conversion plan was brilliantly courageous and beautifully executed. The building and the music played in it inspire neighbouring residents as well as staff at UBS and other City businesses who have seen how the LSO Discovery and On Track programmes transform the lives of local young musicians. I’m sure our descendants will be saying the same in 100 years’ time.

From left to right: Daniel Harding conducting an LSO rehearsal; Aurora Orchestra in concert conducted by Nicholas Collon; The Lorelles vocal trio, and underneath the LSO Community Gamelan Group – both taking part in Inside Out: summer lunchtime concerts on the grass outside LSO St Luke’s; LSO St Luke’s at night.


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LSO Futures Week with François-Xavier Roth

LSO Futures celebrates over six years of developing much new orchestral music with young composers in a number of ways.

The future lies in the composition of new music, alongside the reinterpretation of music of the past. I feel very optimistic that there is such talent amongst the young British composers, and I hope that over the next 20 to 30 years some of the new composers we work with will be writing major works for the LSO. Through the LSO’s composer schemes, I hope they feel that they started off their careers as professional composers with us, and will continue to identify themselves with the LSO for many years. It’s thrilling to see many of the composers we work with going on to have great success elsewhere. It’s not an easy job to be a young composer these days, and so we need new models. We wanted to create a week of events to celebrate their work, and to show the trends in new music that have developed over the last few years. Conductor François-Xavier Roth has led many workshops for the Panufnik scheme and has a particular strength in working on new scores, offering encouragement and constructive advice, yet also challenging the composers to polish up and refine their work. The Panufnik Young Composers Scheme has been a particular success, and now some 60 young composers have an association with the LSO. Colin Matthews has been a mentor to many of the young composers since we started these schemes, so we wanted to celebrate his own distinguished music as well.

He will write the framework for a Theme and Variations; nine Panufnik scheme alumni will compose the variations. Colin thought it would be great to choose a theme that was written by Andrzej Panufnik himself, who was the inspiration for the scheme. As part of our celebrations we have also commissioned two of our alumni to write new works – Jason Yarde to write an ensemble piece, and Tansy Davies will also be performing her own music in an Eclectica concert. Jason comes from the jazz tradition and has been very active with us ever since his first commission – we’ve premiered two of his works at the Barbican, so far. Across the week we will also be following the work of our new Soundhub, a laboratory for our composers at LSO St Luke’s, supported by the Esmée Fairburn Foundation. François-Xavier wanted to place these new British works in the context of major pieces of the 20th century. And at the centre of the week is the annual Panufnik Workshop, so we’ll see the next six composers coming forward with their latest compositions. LSO players are closely involved with the development of these works – they give advice, comments and feedback to our young composers. LSO Futures Week is when we draw all of this together. Kathryn McDowell, LSO Managing Director


April 23

LSO Futures Week

Tue 9 to Sat 13 Apr 2013 Week pass offer – save 25% Save 25% on all tickets when booking all three LSO Futures concerts, plus get guaranteed entry to the free associated events. Only available when booking by phone on 020 7638 8891, or in person at the Barbican. Tue 9 Apr 2013 8pm, LSO St Luke’s UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica Tansy Davies Tickets £10 £15 £22 Tansy Davies, Composer By engaging with young composers, and embracing different musical attitudes, the LSO presents new music as the essential and vital force that it really is. I’m thrilled to have been invited to curate an event for the UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica series, it’s a dream opportunity to put together something very special.

Part of LSO Futures

Thu 11 Apr 2013 1–5pm & 6–9pm, LSO St Luke’s Panufnik Composers Workshop François-Xavier Roth conductor Colin Matthews composition director The LSO Discovery Panufnik Young Composers Scheme offers six emerging composers the opportunity to write for a world-class symphony orchestra. Each participant hears their piece played by the members of the LSO, and works on developing their composition with the Orchestra. Free entry, booking essential Part of LSO Futures Supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust

Sat 13 Apr 2013 5pm Part One Varèse Ionisations for Percussion Jason Yarde New work (world premiere, LSO commission) Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments John Adams Chamber Symphony François-Xavier Roth conductor Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 Part of LSO Futures

7.30pm Part Two Webern Passacaglia Pierre Boulez Notations Colin Matthews New work (world premiere, LSO commission) Debussy La mer François-Xavier Roth conductor Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 £27 Post-concert LSO Aftershock Club in association with NonClassical Part of LSO Futures


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Music for Life!

There is a growing body of scientific evidence to suggest that participating in music can result in marked health benefits. LSO Discovery provides opportunities for life-long enjoyment of music and learning for everyone. lso.co.uk/lsodiscovery

LSO Discovery, the London Symphony Orchestra’s education and community programme, provides opportunities for life-long enjoyment of music and learning for everyone. First Monday Club is for adults with learning difficulties. Participants and their carers get the chance to play new instruments, and create and perform their own music, in monthly workshops with LSO musicians. LSO St Luke’s Community Gamelan Group meets every Monday and offers sessions for beginners through to experienced players, so anyone can experience the world of Indonesian gongs, metallophones and drums. 120 members of the Community Choir, which is drawn from people living and working within a radius of half a mile of LSO St Luke’s, rehearse every week in term time. TV choirmaster Gareth Malone, who was trained by LSO Discovery and worked with the LSO St Luke’s choirs, has tapped into a growing public awareness that music-making can make us feel better. In addition to the personal stories we come across daily at the LSO, there is a growing body of scientific evidence to suggest that participants can

experience marked health benefits. Last year the British Journal of Psychiatry illustrated the beneficial effect of using music to treat people suffering from depression, and Making Music, the UK’s main organisation for voluntary music, reports that amateur musicians experience enhanced memory and focus, improvements in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and other respiratory conditions, as well as increased confidence, energy and happiness when they sing. Music and Wellbeing is fast becoming a documented field, and Arts and Health an important area in patient care. Concert-goers can listen and learn too: there is a regular programme of free LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concerts at LSO St Luke’s and Discovery Days, open rehearsals, free pre-concert performances by Guildhall Artists at the Barbican before LSO concerts, as well as a glittering array of international classical musicians giving masterclasses, composing workshops and artist conversations. If you ever wanted to know what makes a great artist tick, you can now do so at close quarters. Karen Cardy, LSO St Luke’s Centre Director


April/May 25

Performing in the LSO Community Choir is fantastic – everyone needs music in their lives I think. Rosaline Ogunro, Community Choir Member and Community Ambassador

Tue 16 & Thu 18 Apr 2013 7pm Sir Colin Davis at 85 Britten The Turn of the Screw (concert performance) Sir Colin Davis conductor Soloists include: Andrew Kennedy Prologue, Peter Quint Sally Matthews Governess Catherine Wyn-Rogers Mrs Grose LSO Season Highlight

Thu 25 April 2013 7.30pm Sir John Eliot Gardiner 70th Birthday Concert Stravinsky Apollon musagète Oedipus Rex Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor Gentlemen of the Monteverdi Choir Sun 5 May 2013 2.30pm LSO Discovery Family Concert Tickets £5 under-16s, £10 adults Recommended by Classic FM

Thu 16 May 2013 7.30pm Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 Sir Antonio Pappano conductor Christian Tetzlaff violin Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie LLP

Sun 19 May 2013 7.30pm Lutosławski Concerto for Orchestra Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 Sir Antonio Pappano conductor LSO Season Highlight

Wed 22 May 2013 7.30pm Valery Gergiev 60th Birthday Gala Concert Valery Gergiev conductor Leonidas Kavakos violin Alexander Toradze piano

Being with a group of people making music together – not only is it fun, it’s really important. It’s food for the soul. Samantha Hunt, mother of a child in Early Years workshops

Join us for a special gala performance to celebrate the 60th birthday of the LSO’s Principal Conductor, Valery Gergiev. Multi-buy discount only available when booking 8+ concerts


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Impassioned … Tilson Thomas conducted an outstandingly delicate and pungent performance. Hilary Finch, The Times

MTT whipped up a storm – I was totally involved. You sense a real bond with this conductor. Alfred Bradley, email

Britten, Shostakovich & Copland LSO Principal Guest Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas talks about his summer series with cellist Yo-Yo Ma


June 27

I’ve been lucky to know many wonderful composers, and that’s really the inspiration behind this series featuring Britten, Shostakovich and Copland.

Putting together a programme is a very personal experience for me. I think of my relationship to the music and very often my relationship to the people that wrote it. I’ve been lucky to know many wonderful composers and the virtuosos who have inspired them. And, working with an orchestra like the LSO that has such a long and personal history with composers and performers, makes the puzzle even richer and more exciting. That’s really the inspiration behind this series featuring Britten, Shostakovich and Copland. Britten and Copland knew each other very well in America during the war years – there’s a definite influence that goes back and forth between their music. Britten’s great opera Peter Grimes was premiered at Tanglewood where Copland was then Head of Composition, so there was a real colleagueship there. Britten was also very close to Shostakovich in the years that Shostakovich was part of the team working in Aldeburgh. I played for Shostakovich when I was 14 years old whilst he was on a cultural tour to the US. I worked with Aaron Copland, often premiering a number of his later scores. Britten and I only met once but it was a rather auspicious night: it was the night of my sudden debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra when Music Director William Steinberg was taken ill. After the concert I was taken out for dinner with Leonard Bernstein and as we came into the restaurant who was at the next table but Benjamin Britten! The LSO has had a long history with all three composers. The LSO was the favourite recording orchestra of both Britten and Copland and the catalogue of their music, often conducted by the composers, is very deep. All three cello concertos were premiered by Mstislav Rostropovich, a close colleague of all our featured composers and very great friend and colleague of the LSO. His relationship with Shostakovich is legendary. My friend Yo-Yo Ma will be playing the two Shostakovich concertos, as well as the Britten Cello Symphony. Those three profound pieces, set with other works by Copland, Shostakovich and Britten, show a great deal of their kinship and their ability to take a firm stance that looks at the conflicts in life that we all still seek to resolve. Yo-Yo and I have known each other since we were youngsters – he was a teenager when I had first heard of him. Over the years we’ve made all sorts of music together. We’re in a group of concerned American musicians who’ve given a lot of thought to the role of music in our country and the encouragement of educational projects. Yo-Yo is a deeply committed person. It is most unusual for him to come to one orchestra and do three programmes. We are fortunate to have him, even for such a condensed period.

Sun 2 Jun 2013 6–9pm, LSO St Luke’s LSO Conducting Masterclass with Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas

6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican (16 Jun)

Tickets £5, booking essential Supported by the Murray-Smith Laird Charitable Trust

Sun 9 Jun 2013 10am–5.30pm, Barbican and LSO St Luke’s LSO Discovery Day: Aaron Copland with Michael Tilson Thomas and Yo-Yo Ma Full Day Tickets £17 (£13.50 concessions) Sun 9 Jun 2013 7.30pm Michael Tilson Thomas Copland Orchestral Variations Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1 Copland Short Symphony (Symphony No 2) Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas conductor Yo-Yo Ma cello Recommended by Classic FM

Tue 11 Jun 2013 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: Michael Tilson Thomas Copland Quiet City Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 2 Britten arr Cooke & Mitchell Prince of the Pagodas – Suite Michael Tilson Thomas conductor Yo-Yo Ma cello

6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican Wed 12 Jun 2013 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: Michael Tilson Thomas Britten Symphony for Cello and Orchestra Shostakovich Symphony No 5 Michael Tilson Thomas conductor Yo-Yo Ma cello 6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican Sun 16 & Tue 18 Jun 2013 7.30pm Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Schubert Symphony No 9 (‘The Great’) Sir Colin Davis conductor Nikolaj Znaider violin Sun 16 Jun City Livery Concert Tue 18 Jun recommended by Classic FM


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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts Thursdays at LSO St Luke’s September 2012 – May 2013 Tickets £10 (£9 concessions) Book any four concerts for £8 each, full booking information on page 34

IMOGEN COOPER and FRIENDS 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 1 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 Programme to include: Schumann Fantasiestücke Op 12 Brahms Variations from String Sextet No 1 Op 18 Imogen Cooper piano

I enjoyed playing here so much. A beautiful building which makes me feel alive. Paul Watkins (cello), Nash Ensemble


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Inspirational music-making in London’s most magical performance space. Rod Stafford, email SCHUMANN CYCLE Thu 11 Oct 2012 1pm Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte Schumann Dichterliebe John Mark Ainsley tenor Roger Vignoles piano Thu 25 Oct 2012 1pm Schumann Kerner-Lieder Selected songs by Brahms Roderick Williams baritone Andrew West piano Thu 1 Nov 2012 1pm Schumann Liederkreis Op 39 Selected songs by Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann Rebecca Evans soprano Iain Burnside piano

COMING UP IN 2013

Thu 15 Nov 2012 1pm

VIENNA PIANO TRIO RESIDENCY

Schumann Maria Stuart Songs Schumann Frauenliebe und leben Selected songs by Mahler

7 Mar Beethoven 14 Mar Mozart and Dvorˇák 21 Mar Haydn and Ravel 22 Mar Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet

Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano Eugene Asti piano

LSO ST LUKE’S TENTH BIRTHDAY FESTIVAL Daily 26–29 Mar includes concerts by the Wihan Quartet, the Nash Ensemble in Schubert’s Octet, and Nikolaj Znaider with the LSO Strings BACH, BRITTEN AND SHOSTAKOVICH From left to right, top to bottom: Imogen Cooper (piano), Adrian Brendel (cello), Henning Kraggerud (violin), the Vienna Piano Trio, Joanna MacGregor (piano), Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), Roger Vignoles (piano).

25 Apr, 2, 9, 16 May at 12.30pm includes concerts by Joanna MacGregor, Daniel Müller-Schott, and the Brodsky Quartet


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It was a delightful, immensely accomplished evening. Andrew Clements, The Guardian, on a UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica concert

UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica

Tue 16 Oct 2012 8pm Susanna: Original Norwegian Songstress Susanna Wallumrød piano, vocals Pål Hausken drums, vocals Helge Sten guitar Tue 27 Nov 2012 8pm UK Jazz Jason Yarde saxophone Andrew MacCormack piano Part of LSO Futures

UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica concerts include some of the most innovative and experimental sounds in London – so if you want to hear music with a twist and see performances with a sense of drama, come and experience an Eclectica evening at LSO St Luke’s. Find out more at lso.co.uk/eclectica Tickets £10 £15 £22 Full booking information on page 34

Tue 19 Feb 2013 8pm Contemporary Cabaret Curated by Mark-Anthony Turnage Part of Turnage Composer Focus

Thu 28 Mar 2013 8pm World Music Dhafer Youssef Band Part of LSO St Luke’s tenth Birthday Festival

Tue 9 Apr 2013 8pm Contemporary Troubadours Curated by Tansy Davies Part of LSO Futures


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Sat 22 Sep 7.30pm Szymanowski Symphony No 1 Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1 Brahms Symphony No 1 Valery Gergiev conductor Janine Jansen violin Recommended by Classic FM

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Thu 4 Oct 7.30pm Mozart Symphony No 41 (‘Jupiter’) Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn Sir Colin Davis conductor Dorothea Röschmann soprano Ian Bostridge tenor 6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican

Sun 23 Sep 7.30pm Brahms Tragic Overture Szymanowski Symphony No 2 Brahms Symphony No 2 Valery Gergiev conductor Supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Thu 27 Sep 7.30pm Sir Colin Davis’ 85th Birthday Concert Schubert Rondo in A major for Piano Duet Mozart Piano Concerto No 10 for Two Pianos Elgar / Payne Symphony No 3 Sir Colin Davis conductor Mitsuko Uchida piano Radu Lupu piano Recommended by Classic FM Multi-buy discount only available when booking 8+ concerts

Sun 30 Sep 7.30pm Final of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition Weber Overture: Der Freischütz Debussy La mer Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet – Suite Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 Recommended by Classic FM

LSO commission supported by UBS

6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican

Supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Sun 23 Sep 10am–5.30pm, Barbican and LSO St Luke’s LSO Discovery Day: Karol Szymanowski with Valery Gergiev Adrian Thomas presenter Full Day Tickets £17 (£13.50 concessions)

Sun 25 Nov 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: LSO Artist Portrait Leonidas Kavakos Osvaldo Golijov Violin Concerto (UK premiere, LSO & Barbican co-commission) Mahler Symphony No 1 (‘Titan’) Semyon Bychkov conductor Leonidas Kavakos violin

Thu 11 Oct 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: Szymanowski Szymanowski Symphony No 1 Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1 Brahms Symphony No 1 Valery Gergiev conductor Janine Jansen violin Sun 14 Oct 2.30pm LSO Discovery Family Concert Music for the Big Screen Tickets £5 under-16s, £10 adults Recommended by Classic FM

Thu 18 Oct 7.30pm Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 (‘Emperor’) Elgar Symphony No 1 Sir Colin Davis conductor Simon Trpcˇeski piano

Thu 29 Nov 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: Walton Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 Walton Symphony No 1 Sir Colin Davis conductor Elisabeth Leonskaja piano Fri 30 Nov 7.30pm 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 Nikolaj Lugansky piano Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 £27 December 2012

Recommended by Classic FM

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Sponsored by BAT

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Tue 6 Nov 7.30pm LSO String Orchestra Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht Hartmann Concerto funèbre Strauss Metamorphosen Roman Simovic violin / director Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican Thu 8 Nov 7.30pm Music for the Big Screen: The Best of John Williams Frank Strobel conductor Sun 25 Nov 10am–5pm, Barbican and LSO St Luke’s LSO Discovery Day: Gustav Mahler with Semyon Bychkov and Leonidas Kavakos Full Day Tickets £17 (£13.50 concessions)

Wed 5 Dec 7.30pm Queen’s Medal for Music Gala Concert Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Fanfare (LSO commission) Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Elgar Enigma Variations Sir Colin Davis conductor Maxim Vengerov violin Multi-buy discount only available when booking 8+ concerts

Sun 9 Dec 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: LSO Artist Portrait Leonidas Kavakos Sibelius Symphony No 6 Violin Concerto Symphony No 7 Sir Colin Davis conductor Leonidas Kavakos violin


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Book at lso.co.uk (reduced bkg fee) or phone 020 7638 8891 (bkg fee)

Tue 11 & Tue 18 Dec 7.30pm Brahms Symphony No 3 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn Szymanowski Symphony No 3 (‘Song of the Night’) Valery Gergiev conductor Toby Spence tenor London Symphony Chorus

Sun 27 Jan 7.30pm Copland Appalachian Spring – Suite Elliott Carter Variations for Orchestra Ives Country Band March John Adams Absolute Jest for String Quartet and Orchestra John Adams conductor St Lawrence String Quartet

Supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute Tue 11 Dec recommended by Classic FM Tue 18 Dec supported by LSO Friends

6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican (11 Dec) Wed 12 & Wed 19 Dec 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: LSO Artist Portrait Leonidas Kavakos Szymanowski Symphony No 4 (‘Symphonie Concertante’) Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 2 Brahms Symphony No 4 Valery Gergiev conductor Denis Matsuev piano Leonidas Kavakos violin January 2013

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Sun 13 Jan 7.30pm Elgar Cello Concerto Mozart Requiem Sir Colin Davis conductor Tim Hugh cello Elizabeth Watts soprano Daniela Lehner mezzo-soprano Maximilian Schmitt tenor Andrew Foster-Williams baritone London Symphony Chorus

Sun 24 Feb 2.30pm LSO Discovery Family Concert Tickets £5 under 16-s, £10 adults Recommended by Classic FM

Thu 31 Jan 7.30pm Kodály Peacock Variations Kodály Dances of Galánta Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No 1 Kristjan Järvi conductor Theodosii Spassov Trio February 2013

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Tue 5 Feb 7.30pm Mark-Anthony Turnage Sibelius Tapiola Mark-Anthony Turnage Trumpet Concerto (‘From the Wreckage’) Beethoven Symphony No 3 (‘Eroica’) Daniel Harding conductor Håkan Hardenberger trumpet Recommended by Classic FM

Sun 6 Jan 3.30pm National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Programme to include: Holst The Planets John Wilson conductor Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 £27

Tue 19 Feb 8pm, LSO St Luke’s UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica Mark-Anthony Turnage Tickets £10 £15 £22

6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican

March 2013

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Sun 24 Mar 10am–5.30pm, Barbican and LSO St Luke’s LSO Discovery Day: Johannes Brahms with Sir Colin Davis and Nikolaj Znaider Full Day Tickets £17 (£13.50 concessions) Sun 24 & Tue 26 Mar 7.30pm Schubert Symphony No 8 (‘Unfinished’) Brahms Violin Concerto Sir Colin Davis conductor Nikolaj Znaider violin This concert also features a new work by Eloise Nancy Gynn, an LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme commission Sun 24 Mar recommended by Classic FM

Thu 7 Feb 7.30pm Mark-Anthony Turnage Sibelius Oceanides Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 Mark-Anthony Turnage Speranza (world premiere, LSO commission) Daniel Harding conductor Lars Vogt piano LSO commission supported by Susie Thomson

Tue 12 Feb 7.30pm Britten Four Sea Interludes Mozart Piano Concerto No 21, K467 Beethoven Symphony No 7 Bernard Haitink conductor Maria João Pires piano

Recommended by Classic FM

Multi-buy discount only available when booking

6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican

8+ concerts

Thu 17 Jan 7.30pm Bartók Dance Suite Debussy arr John Adams Livre de Baudelaire John Adams Harmonielehre John Adams conductor Dawn Upshaw soprano

Sun 17 & Thu 21 Feb 7.30pm Mozart Piano Concerto No 17, K453 Bruckner Symphony No 9 Bernard Haitink conductor Maria João Pires piano 21 Feb supported by LSO Premier

Tue 26 Mar supported by LSO Patrons

Sat 30 & Sun 31 Mar 7.30pm Szymanowski Stabat Mater Brahms German Requiem Valery Gergiev conductor London Symphony Chorus Supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute


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Book at lso.co.uk (reduced bkg fee) or phone 020 7638 8891 (bkg fee)

April 2013

Pages 20–25

Thu 4 Apr 7.30pm Mozart Piano Concerto No 25, K503 Mahler Symphony No 5 Nikolaj Znaider conductor Piotr Anderszewski piano 6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican

Thu 25 Apr 7.30pm Sir John Eliot Gardiner 70th Birthday Concert Stravinsky Apollon musagète Oedipus Rex Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor Gentlemen of the Monteverdi Choir

Recommended by Classic FM

Recommended by Classic FM

May 2013

Pages 24–25

Tue 9 Apr 8pm, LSO St Luke’s UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica Tansy Davies Tickets £10 £15 £22

Sun 5 May 2.30pm LSO Discovery Family Concert Tickets £5 under 16-s, £10 adults

Part of LSO Futures week

Recommended by Classic FM

Thu 11 Apr 1–5pm & 6–9pm, LSO St Luke’s Panufnik Composers Workshop François-Xavier Roth conductor Free entry, booking essential

Thu 16 May 7.30pm Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 Sir Antonio Pappano conductor Christian Tetzlaff violin

Part of LSO Futures

Sponsored by Baker & McKenzie LLP

Supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust

Sat 13 Apr 5pm, Part One Varèse Ionisations for Percussion Jason Yarde New work (world premiere, LSO commission) Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments John Adams Chamber Symphony François-Xavier Roth conductor Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 Part of LSO Futures

Sun 19 May 7.30pm Lutosławski Concerto for Orchestra Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 Sir Antonio Pappano conductor Wed 22 May 7.30pm Valery Gergiev 60th Birthday Gala Concert Valery Gergiev conductor Leonidas Kavakos violin Alexander Toradze piano

Tue 11 Jun 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: Michael Tilson Thomas Copland Quiet City Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 2 Britten arr Cooke & Mitchell Prince of the Pagodas – Suite Michael Tilson Thomas conductor Yo-Yo Ma cello 6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican Wed 12 Jun 7.30pm UBS Soundscapes: Michael Tilson Thomas Britten Symphony for Cello and Orchestra Shostakovich Symphony No 5 Michael Tilson Thomas conductor Yo-Yo Ma cello 6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican

Multi-buy discount only available when booking

Sun 16 & Tue 18 Jun 7.30pm Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Schubert Symphony No 9 (‘The Great’) Sir Colin Davis conductor Nikolaj Znaider violin

8+ concerts

Sun 16 Jun City Livery Concert

7.30pm, Part Two Webern Passacaglia Pierre Boulez Notations Colin Matthews New work (world premiere, LSO commission) Debussy La mer François-Xavier Roth conductor Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 £27

Sun 2 Jun 6–9pm, LSO St Luke’s Conducting Masterclass with Michael Tilson Thomas

Post concert LSO Aftershock in association with NonClassical

Supported by the Murray-Smith Laird Charitable Trust

Tue 18 Jun recommended by Classic FM

June 2013

Pages 26–27

Part of LSO Futures

Tue 16 & Thu 18 Apr 7pm Britten The Turn of the Screw (concert performance) Sir Colin Davis conductor Soloists include: Andrew Kennedy Prologue, Peter Quint Sally Matthews Governess Catherine Wyn-Rogers Mrs Grose

Sun 9 Jun 7.30pm Copland Orchestral Variations Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1 Copland Short Symphony (Symphony No 2) Britten The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas conductor Yo-Yo Ma cello

Sun 9 Jun 10am–5.30pm, Barbican and LSO St Luke’s LSO Discovery Day: Aaron Copland with Michael Tilson Thomas and Yo-Yo Ma Full Day Tickets £17 (£13.50 concessions)

6pm Guildhall Artists at the Barbican (16 Jun)


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Booking information All you need to know about your tickets Tickets £10 £15 £19.50 £27 £36 unless otherwise stated LSO Discovery Day Tickets £17 full day (£13.50 concessions) £12 afternoon only (from 2.30pm at LSO St Luke’s) UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica £10 £15 £22 BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts £10 (£9 concessions) Book any four concerts for £8 each Under-16s All tickets £5 (max 3 per adult ticket-holder; unlimited at Family Concerts) Buy more and save Save when you book the same number of tickets for three or more Barbican or UBS Soundscapes: Eclectica concerts at the same time. 3–4 concerts 5+ concerts

save 15% save 20%

To receive a discount for either 27 Sep, 5 Dec, 12 Feb or 22 May you must book 8+ concerts

Groups of 10 or more Receive a 20% discount plus a range of additional benefits. Call our dedicated Groups Booking Line on 020 7382 7211 (10am–5pm Mon–Fri) Disabled visitors Disabled visitors who have joined the Barbican Access Membership scheme can inform us of their access requirements, receive information in alternative formats and may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Any available discounted tickets are limited in number and subject to availability – please book early to avoid disappointment. Full details are available online at www.barbican.org.uk/access and will be sent with your membership information. Ticket exchange Tickets can be exchanged for another LSO concert or credit vouchers valid for six months, provided that you return them to the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (two weeks for group bookings). Administration fee applies. All discounts are subject to availability and may not be combined.

How to book Online lso.co.uk (reduced bkg fee) By phone 020 7638 8891 (10am–8pm Mon–Sat, 11am–8pm Sun and Bank Hols, bkg fee applies) In person Advance ticket desk at Silk Street (10am–9pm Mon–Sat, 12pm–9pm Sun and Bank Hols) By post Box Office, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS (cheques payable to ‘Barbican Centre’; enclose SAE or add 50p to total amount for postage) or fax to 020 7374 0127 Information correct at time of going to print. The LSO reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary. Refunds will only be given in the event of a concert being cancelled. Calls may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance or training purposes. LSO charity registration number 232391.


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Bath Street

St Luke’s Close

Helmet Row

Bunhill Row

Whitecross Street

Golden Lane

ALDERSGATE STREET

Silk Street

MOORGATE

Chiswell Street

Moor Lane

Beech Street

Exit 7

Barbican ‘The Barbican bristles with adventurous music-making.’ The Sunday Times The LSO is proud to be Resident Orchestra at the Barbican Centre in the heart of the City of London, and thrives on the stability its permanent home has offered since it opened in 1982. The Orchestra’s season sits amongst a formidable line-up of the finest artists from around the world appearing on the Barbican stage. Three decades after it opened its doors, the Barbican strives to offer the richest, most diverse season of live classical performances in Europe. As well as the Barbican’s Associates, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Britten Sinfonia, the Barbican’s classical music partnerships extend across the globe through its International Associate residencies. In the 2012/13 season Gustavo Dudamel comes to the Barbican for three concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, who will also participate in a series of masterclasses and talks. Other highlights of the Barbican season include nine operas in concert, eleven world and eleven UK premieres, and contemporary music explorations in Japan, Denmark and Finland, as well as marking special anniversaries for Philip Glass at 75 and Oliver Knussen at 60, plus artist focuses with Juan Diego Florez and Stephen Hough.

The Barbican Experience

How to find us Barbican Centre Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

Extras to make your Barbican experience more enjoyable include:

LSO St Luke’s

Pre-concert emails We’ll send you an email the day before a performance with up-to-date travel details and links to useful information.

The Barbican and LSO St Luke’s have excellent transport links and are easy to get to by public transport and car.

Free LSO concert programmes You can also download programmes from two days before each concert: lso.co.uk/programmes Relaxing and dining in three restaurants From serene dining in Searcys restaurant, to the lively informality of the Barbican Foodhall, or the relaxed ambience in the Barbican Lounge – there’s something for all. There are also several bars. Searcys 020 7588 3008 (Level 2) Barbican Lounge 020 7382 6180 (Level 1) Barbican Foodhall self-serve (Level G) Barbican Shop (Level G) The Barbican Shop stocks a carefully chosen range of design-led contemporary gifts, accessories and confectionery, plus LSO Live CDs. Open daily 11am–9pm.

UBS and LSO Music Education Centre 161 Old Street, EC1V 9NG

Underground/Train The Barbican is close to Barbican, Moorgate, Liverpool Street, Old Street, St Paul’s, Farringdon, Bank and Mansion House stations. For LSO St Luke’s take Exit 7 out of Old Street station and continue straight ahead. Bus routes Many buses stop close to the Barbican and LSO St Luke’s: Silk Street 153; Old Street 55 and 243; City Road 21, 43, 76, 141, 205, 214. By car The Barbican is well signposted and has four car parks. The cost is £7 from 5pm on weekday evenings and £7.50 per day throughout weekends. The Barbican car parks are also convenient for LSO St Luke’s. Taxis There are freephones in the Barbican (Stalls cloakroom and Silk St reception) for pre-booking taxis.


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Become a Friend. We are famous for our performances in the concert hall, but we do not believe that the music should stop there. Enjoy open rehearsals, priority booking, and exclusive events with LSO players, and support the Orchestra’s broad range of work.

Join our Patrons. Play a significant role in making our artistic ambitions a reality. Help us to commission new music, perform world-class concerts, and inspire the next generation of young musicians. Share special events, gain a backstage insight, and contribute to the LSO’s ongoing success.

Make the LSO your Orchestra and get closer to the music. To play your part visit lso.co.uk/supportus or contact Rachel Clarke on 0207 382 2514 London Symphony Orchestra Limited registered charity no. 232391


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Principal Partners BMW UBS Corporate Sponsors Baker & McKenzie LLP BAT Canon Europe Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Linklaters LLP Toshiba Premier Members AXA Investment Managers Baker & McKenzie LLP Bank of America Merrill Lynch Canon Europe Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Moore Group Novak Druce & Quigg LLP PwC Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited Debut Members ANA – All Nippon Airways Alec Finch & Co Ltd Associated Foreign Exchange Ltd (AFEX) Baker & McKenzie LLP BritishAmerican Business Canon Europe Mitsubishi Corporation International (Europe) plc Mizuho International plc Nomura International plc Toshiba TVC Veale Wasbrough Vizards Public Funding Partners Arts Council England City of London Corporation

Support the LSO Annual Fund. Be part of helping us to achieve our mission of making the finest music available to everyone. Your gift will be spent in the area of greatest need.

The Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generous support of LSO Major Donors, Patrons, Friends, members of the Advisory Council and Development Board, and other individual donors. We would also like to thank our supporters who wish to remain anonymous.

Trusts and Foundations and Charitable Partners Adam Mickiewicz Institute Andor Charitable Trust Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation The Ann and Frederick O’Brien Charitable Trust The Boshier-Hinton Foundation Candide Charitable Trust The Carpenters’ Company The Chapman Charitable Trust The City Bridge Trust City of London Local Area Agreement The Clore Duffield Foundation The Coutts Charitable Trust The Ernest Cook Trust Esmée Fairbairn Foundation The Fidelio Charitable Trust The Finsbury Educational Foundation The Hedley Foundation The Helen Hamlyn Trust The Idlewild Trust The Ironmongers’ Company John Lyon’s Charity The Lambert Charitable Trust Lionel Wigram Memorial Trust The Murray-Smith Laird Charitable Trust Musicians Benevolent Fund The Polonsky Foundation Rothschild Charities Committee Schroder Charity Trust The Seary Charitable Trust Sir John Cass’s Foundation Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement Slaughter and May Charitable Trust UBS The Vandervell Foundation The Worshipful Company of Barbers The Worshipful Company of Saddlers Youth Music


You can get this guide in large print, audio and electronic formats. Contact 020 7588 1116 or email access@lso.co.uk lso.co.uk The LSO is funded by Arts Council England in partnership with the City of London Corporation, which also provides the Orchestra’s permanent home at the Barbican. Portraiture Igor Emmerich, Kevin Leighton Bill Robinson, Alberto Venzago Other photographs Jeremy Cowart, Benjamin Ealovega, Pal Hansen, Olivia Hemingway, Emile Holba, Nancy Horowitz, Roger Mastroianni, Robert Romik, Pekka Saarinen, Christine Schneider, Peter Warren, Simon Weir

Print Tradewinds Design 300million Editor Edward Appleyard


London Symphony Orchestra 2012/13 season brochure