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Ives Symphony No 2

London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Mark Elder

Kirill Gerstein

Sir Mark Elder takes us from German Romanticism to the eclecticism of one of the 20th-century’s most individual composers – Charles Ives.

Graceful lyricism and dramatic power, irrepressible energy and intricate brilliance from the soloist – the hallmarks of Beethoven’s writing for his own instrument all combine in his Piano Concerto No 3.

The second half brings something else entirely, and a symphony like no other – Charles Ives’ Second Symphony, a dizzying patchwork of quotations and allusions, peppered with snatches of popular tunes and hymns from the composer's American homeland.

Change of Programme
At the request of the conductor, this concert will now feature Ives' Symphony No 2, in place of Ives' Symphony No 4, which was programmed when listings were first published. Please note that, owing to this change, the London Symphony Chorus will no longer appear in this concert.

Posted Friday 6 April 2018

The performance is expected to finish around 8.45pm, including a 20 minute interval.

Barbican Hall