Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, Kurt Weill on Broadway and the award-winning Eric Lu playing Beethoven – a concert to span the many worlds of guest conductor Marin Alsop.
When Kurt Weill made a new career in the US, he did it in style: Lady in the Dark is a sumptuous, silken slice of Broadway glamour. Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, meanwhile, glow with Californian colour – but their heart is in a Russia that Rachmaninov had lost forever. With Eric Lu as soloist in Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto, this is a concert that spans new worlds and old.
And if few conductors can span the Atlantic – musically speaking – with more assurance than Marin Alsop, few young pianists have generated as much comment as Boston’s Eric Lu, when he won the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition. ‘A veritable poet of the keyboard’ was The Guardian’s verdict, but judge for yourself as he plays Beethoven’s most personal and lyrical concerto.
This concert has been rescheduled, with a partially revised programme.
The performance is expected to finish around 9.30pm, including a 20 minute interval.
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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
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.