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Petrassi, Puccini & De Sabata + free drink

Petrassi, Puccini & De Sabata + free drink

Date: Thu 2 Jun
Time: 19:00
Sir Antonio Pappano

London Symphony Orchestra

Celebrate our patron, Her Majesty The Queen, and our incoming Chief Conductor, Sir Antonio Pappano as he explores the passion, the melody and the sun-kissed colours of an Italy we almost never hear.

In a Venetian church, brass instruments echo and resound. Amid the colours of post-war Rome, a great teacher makes an orchestra shimmer and glow. The young Puccini lets his imagination soar, and an aspiring master takes a full orchestra and gives it wings. There's more to Italian music than just opera, and Sir Antonio Pappano is here to share it.

Tonight he presents an alternative history of Italian music - from the student Puccini's Capriccio Sinfonico (some of it might sound familiar) to the extraordinary Juventus of 1919 by Victor de Sabata: a luscious hymn to youth by a composer who would become one of Italy's greatest conductors. Plus the powerful post-war Concerto for Orchestra No 5 by Goffredo Petrassi: the man who taught Ennio Morricone (and you can tell). This is the musical Italy the tourists don't see, and there's no better guide.

Exclusive to Student Pulse bookers, get a free drink with your ticket when you book for an LSO concert on 2 or 5 June.

Collect a drinks voucher with your ticket on the night of the concert, and take it to the Theatre Bar on Level -1 or the Circle Bar on LeveL G to swap for a free beer, wine or soft drink.

One drink per customer. Please note, drinks cannot be taken into the Concert Hall. We recommend arriving early, or enjoying your drink during the interval.

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This Event is at Barbican

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