The day begins with a morning watching Gianandrea Noseda guiding the LSO through Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet Suite at the Barbican, followed by a short talk by the conductor.
In the afternoon at LSO St Luke's there will be a talk by expert Julian Rushton on Berlioz and his enduring fascination with Shakespeare, illustrated by performances by soprano Ruby Hughes with pianist Joseph Middleton.
Part of a series of events marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
10am–1pm: LSO rehearsal, Barbican Hall
An opportunity to watch the LSO rehearse for the evening performance conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. The rehearsal will contain the following works: Berlioz Romeo and Juliet (suite) and Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 2 with Janine Jansen.
At the end of the rehearsal Gianandrea Noseda will talk briefly to the audience about the repertoire for the day.
3–5pm: Talk and Chamber Music, LSO St Luke’s 161 Old Street EC1V 9NG
Talk, Q&A, and performance with Berlioz expert Julian Rushton and soprano Ruby Hughes with pianist Joseph Middleton.
At 5.30pm you are welcome to attend a free pre-concert chamber music performance back at the Barbican, with performers from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama performing songs on Shakespeare text’s by Korngold, Strauss, Brahms and Chausson.
Sun 28 Feb: LSO/Gianandrea Noseda – Berlioz Romeo and Juliet
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Part of London Symphony Orchestra 2015-16
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