Schubert, Mahler, Handel and Rameau
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
Sir Simon Rattle collaborates with international opera star Magdalena Kožená, in a rare combination of great Romantics and Baroque masters.
Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony is shrouded in mystery. Why the composer left only two movements is a great enigma; but what is certain is that the fragments that remain are like nothing heard before, with a pervading sense of nervousness reflecting the composer’s own personal turmoil. Mahler’s Rückert Lieder, too, goes against the grain – a cycle of songs with no clear structure, with each piece standing out for its individual beauty.
Combined with these works are two masters of the Baroque. In contrast to the intensely personal works of their Romantic successors, Rameau and Handel perfectly exploit the most delicate of textures, with lilting rhythms portraying mystical intrigues of courtly love, outdoor adventure and ancient legend.
£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
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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.