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London Symphony Orchestra/Rattle & Crowe

Debussy, Berlioz & Mahler

Sir Simon Rattle with London Symphony Orchestra

A child’s view of heaven, and Shakespeare’s vision of hell: Sir Simon Rattle pairs Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with dramatic rarities by Berlioz and Debussy. 

Mahler isn’t necessarily massive, and his Fourth Symphony begins with sleighbells, birdsong, and a melody straight out of Mozart. It all seems deliciously simple. But this is Mahler, after all, and between that playful opening and the final portrayal of a child’s Heaven, there’s a whole universe of drama, emotion and heart-piercing beauty.

Sir Simon Rattle understands all that, of course. Mahler is one of the enduring loves of his musical life, and with soprano Lucy Crowe bringing all her insight and vocal radiance to that extraordinary finale, it’ll sound lovelier and more blissful than ever. But with Rattle, music is always part of a bigger picture, and two very different, (and very French) responses to Shakespeare’s bleakest drama will throw a fascinating new light on Mahler’s great song of innocence and experience. 

£5

£10–15

Guaranteed entry to the concert – however, your seat will only be allocated on the day of the performance. You could be placed anywhere in the Hall, in seats worth at least 18. Book early for the best price – following an initial allocation Wildcards may rise in price from £10 to £15.

Online booking only. Tickets subject to availability, max 2 per person. Cannot guarantee that 2 tickets purchased at the same time will be seated next to each other. Not available for Family Concerts or concerts at LSO St Luke’s.

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  • 20% discount on BBC Radio 3 Concerts
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£10

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