London Symphony Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas

MTT and Yo-Yo Ma

9 June 2013 / 19:30
Hall


Tickets:
£10 £15 £19.50 £27 £36

£2 online booking fee, £3.50 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

subject to availability
 sold out



Copland Orchestra Variations
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
Copland Short Symphony (Symphony No 2)
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Yo-Yo Ma cello
London Symphony Orchestra

Copland’s Orchestral Variations dart, spin and spiral around a singular four-note motif. Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, to whom Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto is dedicated, loved the work so much that he premiered it from memory it in just four days. Copland’s gleefully acerbic Short Symphony is fascinated by its own play around complex rhythms and textures. Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra conducts a lightening tour around every section of the orchestra, each with its own strident personality.

Free pre-concert talk
6pm, Fountain Room (level G)
LSO Principal Flute Gareth Davies talks to Tommy Pearson about his new book The Show Must Go On, and the trials and tribulations of touring with an orchestra.


Artist Conversation: Michael Tilson Thomas
Fri 7 Jun 6.15pm, LSO St Luke's
> More info on the LSO website





Part of LSO 2012–2013 multibuy
Part of LSO 2012–2013
Part of All classical music events - 2012–2013 season


Promoted by London Symphony Orchestra Ltd










London Symphony Orchestra
 

Do Something Different: Other events on at the barbican
LSO Discovery Day: Jean Sibelius
15 Mar 15 / LSO Discovery Event
Information info  Book tickets book


Walead Beshty
9 Oct 14 - 8 Feb 15 / The Curve
Information info


Robert Wilson
Krapp's Last Tape

19 - 21 Jun 15 / Theatre
Information info  Book tickets book


Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector
12 Feb 15 - 25 May 15 / Art Gallery
Information info  Book tickets book