Debussy Printemps (Symphonic Suite)
Brahms (orch. Berio) Sonata for Clarinet, Opus 120 No. 1
Debussy Première rhapsodie
Dvořák Symphony No. 7
Kazushi Ono conducts Brahms's Sonata for Clarinet, played by Andreas Ottensamer, and Dvorák's stormy Seventh Symphony, interspersed with Debussy's Printemps and Première rhapsodie.
You never know where inspiration will strike. For Dvorák, the sight of a train arriving in Prague suggested the opening of his Seventh Symphony. Personal tragedy did the rest, and the result is one of the most stirring of Romantic symphonies: tense, stormy and pulsing with heartfelt emotion. It's a perfect match for guest conductor Kazushi Ono - described as 'a phenomenon' by Le Figaro - just as the soaring tunes of Brahms's Sonata for Clarinet could have been written for the glorious sound and effortless flair of Andreas Ottensamer, clarinettist extraordinaire. And to begin, spring flowers from Claude Debussy: fresh, fragrant, and delivered with love.
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