Flautist-turned-conductor Jaime Martín makes his debut with the LSO, introducing us to his musical roots with works inspired by his native Spain.
The stories, traditions and folk tunes of Andalusia are all at play in Da Falla’s The Three Cornered Hat. Lively rhythmic dances – the flamenco, the farruca, the jota, the fandango – and a vivid palette of orchestral colours come together to tell the ballet’s rambunctious tale. Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole, too, is animated by the spirit and sounds of Spanish music, with violinist Christian Tetzlaff taking on the dizzying virtuosity of the solo.
To conclude, Martín turns to another ballet score – Stravinsky’s breakthrough The Firebird. The fantastical Russian legend of the mythical Firebird is told through the composer’s dazzling orchestrations, allusions to Russian folk music, frenetic rhythms and ringing, victorious conclusion.
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Silk Street, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street.
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.