London Symphony Orchestra/ Noseda & Douglas
Beethoven & Shostakovich - NB: Change of soloist
Beethoven’s last concerto meets Shostakovich’s final symphony, and in the hands of Gianandrea Noseda and Barry Douglas, they both have something remarkable to say.
Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto begins with a huge chord, and a mighty flourish from the piano. Shostakovich’s Fifteenth Symphony … well, it’s a bit more complicated than that. But one thing’s for certain: this is a final symphony like no other, bristling with mystery, irony and a sincerity and an emotional commitment that’s impossible to ignore.
Gianandrea Noseda understands all that. A devoted champion of Russian music, he’s ideally placed to uncover the mysteries (and share the humour) of this enigmatic modern masterpiece – and to uncover its kinship with Beethoven’s majestic concerto.
Change of soloist
Beatrice Rana has tested positive for Covid-19 and is therefore unable to perform with us. We wish her a speedy recovery.
We are delighted that Barry Douglas is able to step in at extremely short notice. The programme remains unchanged.
Posted 5.30pm Fri 11 Feb
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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.