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ANDREAS OTTENSAMER clarinet
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Vladimir Jurowski conducts
WAGNER Overture, Tannhäuser
WEBER Clarinet Concerto No. 1
SMITH Andante for Clarinet and Orchestra
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2
British music isn't what you might think. The deeply romantic music of Alice Mary Smith (born in London in 1839) is at the heart of this concert; an unfairly neglected but beautiful counterpart to Weber's brooding First Clarinet Concerto, both performed tonight by one of the world's pre-eminent living clarinettists. Vladimir Jurowski launches the evening with Wagner's barnstorming overture, and then dives deep into Brahms's expansive Second Symphony. Written on the sunlit slopes of the Austrian Alps and filled with lullabies, folksongs and half-remembered passions, this is music that seems to glow from within.
Join us after the concert for a free beer at our NOISE bar, courtesy of Heineken.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra's NOISE programme is supported by the Orchestra's Principal Beer Sponsor, Heineken.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world's finest orchestras, balancing a long and distinguished history with a reputation as one of the UK's most adventurous and forward-looking orchestras. As well as giving classical concerts, the Orchestra also records film and video game soundtracks, has its own record label, and reaches thousands of people every year through activities for schools and local communities.www.lpo.co.uk
Royal Festival Hall stands at the heart of Southbank Centre complex. Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Hall is one of the world's leading performance venues. As well as the auditorium, the building consists of The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre Shop, several places to eat and drink, and the Saison Poetry Library.www.southbankcentre.co.uk
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