Sir Simon Rattle launches his Roots and Origins series with a rare combination of three distinctive works, each steeped in history and folk tradition.
Leaping rhythms abound in Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, with its unmistakably Bohemian and pastoral character. It’s a stark contrast to Janáček’s noble and ceremonial Sinfonietta, an ode to his hometown of Brno in the Czech Republic, and to Britten’s choral Spring Symphony, with its mysterious reimagining of traditional English song and verse.
Sir Simon Rattle leads us on an unexpected journey through this diverse musical landscape – showing how these three contrasting works are bound together by a deep connection to their respective traditions, their musical and cultural heritage sculpted and remoulded by each composer’s individual voice.
Under 18s £5
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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.