Half Six Fix: Jazz Roots

London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle

Katia & Marielle Labèque

Sir Simon Rattle celebrates the union of classical and jazz in this Half Six Fix concert.

Argentinian tango and jazz course through Golijov’s vibrant Nazareno. Superstar duo Katia and Marielle Labèque are flanked by brass, percussion and cello in this special arrangement for two pianos and orchestra.

Stravinsky’s Ebony Concerto is an era-defining amalgamation of jazz and classical. Reflecting back the variety of a rapidly changing world, it’s at turns frenetic and agitated, mournful and bluesy. This influence extends into Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, an exuberant union of classical and jazz.

Half Six Fix is a new way to experience the LSO. Enjoy a drink from your seat, hear an introduction to the music from Sir Simon Rattle before the performance, and read programme notes on your phone or device.

About Half Six Fix

These concerts start at 6.30pm and last for one hour, without an interval, featuring a short programme of one or two major works, which the conductor will introduce from the stage.

To bring you closer to the action, we’ll have screens to showcase the performers and programme notes available electronically on your Android or iPhone device. You can also enjoy the music with a drink in your seat.

Find out more on the LSO website

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