MARCO BLAAUW trumpet, OMAR EBRAHIM narrator, LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
New season: 2020 Vision
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1
PETER EOTVOS Snatches of a Conversation
SCRIABIN Symphony No. 2
With the anarchic chords that open his First Symphony, Ludwig van Beethoven threw open the doors on a universe of new musical possibilities. A century later, in 1901, the young Alexander Scriabin wrote a Second Symphony whose surging melodies and ardent spirit stand on the brink of a new revelation: and in 2001, Péter Eötvös's brilliantly quirky trumpet concerto revels in its imaginative freedom. In the first concert of our 2020 Vision project, Vladimir Jurowski celebrates Beethoven's 250th birthday the way he would have wanted - a conversation between the past, the present and the future of music.
Join us for a free pre-concert event
6.15pm -- 6.45pm | Royal Festival Hall
What is the relationship between the past, present and future? Through 2020 Vision we examine what works spanning centuries have to say about one another, and how they enhance our present understanding of them.
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
These events have recently been added and have discounted tickets available
Date: 11 Feb Time: 19:30