Three works of irresistible effervescence mark Ádám Fischer’s LSO conducting debut.
Haydn’s 88th symphony comes roughly three-quarters of the way through the composer’s symphonic output and is a tuneful and inventive work. Upon hearing the second movement Brahms is said to have exclaimed, ‘I want my Ninth Symphony to be like this!’. Mozart was still a teenager when he wrote his Second Violin Concerto. ‘He could express the yearning and the desire and the pain of human existence and yet it felt so easy,’ says tonight’s soloist, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider.
There are some works which seem to have always been in the public’s consciousness. To some Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony will bring to mind sliced bread, but it also symbolically accompanied humanity on its first important journey into the universe, when Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong reputedly played a recording of it as they stepped out of Apollo 11 onto the moon.
Duration to be confirmed closer to the event. It includes a 20 minute interval.
LSO Wildcard tickets guarantee you entry to the concert, but you won’t know your seat until the evening of the performance.
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£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
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6pm, Barbican Hall
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
Free pre-concert recital
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
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
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.