Brahms Tragic Overture Szymanowski Symphony No 2 Brahms Symphony No 2
Valery Gergiev conductor London Symphony Orchestra
Brahms’ Tragic Overture is the reflective, melancholy half of a pair of overtures he wrote over a summer holiday. Szymanowski’s chamber-like Second Symphony artfully interweaves layer upon layer of seemingly disparate musical ideas to form a complex tapestry that became one of the composer’s favourite of his own works. Brahms’ Symphony No 2 is often referred to as his ‘pastoral’ symphony because of its bucolic, spring-themed melodies.
Access to the Barbican Centre, 17–24 Sep
Please note that there are significant works taking place around the Barbican Centre and Moorgate. Silk Street is closed to traffic and pedestrians at the Moorgate end. If you are walking to the Barbican from Moorgate station please use the highwalk and enter the Centre on level 2 (signposted). The car parks are open and accessible via Beech Street tunnel and Silk Street at the Chiswell Street end.