Michael Tilson Thomas celebrates a 50-year collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra, which has taken him from his debut in his twenties to Principal Conductor and now Conductor Laureate.
Michael Tilson Thomas – or MTT, as he is affectionately known to many of those he works with – first conducted the LSO when he was 25. It marked the start of a collaboration that he describes as ‘one of the great joys of my life’ – one that saw him become Principal Conductor, lead the Orchestra on tours of Europe, Japan and the US, make numerous recordings, and conduct the LSO at Buckingham Palace in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen.
In this concert, a celebration of an ever-deepening 50-year relationship, MTT presents Berlioz’s retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a groundbreaking take on the playwright’s bittersweet tragedy, which combines the musical drama of a symphony with the theatricality of solo voices and chorus.
Duration to be confirmed closer to the event.
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
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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.