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London Symphony Orchestra/Kevin John Edusei

In Living Colour

Kevin John Edusei

Strong emotions and primary colours, as Kevin John Edusei conducts high-octane musical dramas from Stravinsky, Bartók and Canadian composer Samy Moussa.

It’s springtime in old Russia, and as the fair-goers jostle and laugh, a puppeteer retells a tale of love, jealousy … and murder. Don’t worry, though: they’re only puppets. Aren’t they? There’s more to music than meets the ear, even when it’s as playful as Stravinsky’s riotous ballet, or as passionate as Bartók’s paprika-flavoured Second Violin Concerto. And especially when – like Samy Moussa’s Crimson – it’s creating wondrous new sounds, straight out of thin air.   
Guest conductor Kevin John Edusei is making an impact here in the UK: an artist who (according to The Guardian) delivers ‘tasteful restraint and explosive energy’ with the same effortless flair. He’s joined for Bartók’s Second Violin Concerto by one of our in-house stars, LSO Leader Roman Simovic.  

‘Music is a living matter and very often has its own will.’ – Samy Moussa 



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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Top-Up Bookings
Customers who book multibuy tickets for concerts in September to January will be able to retain their discounts for any later bookings within the whole 2022/23 season.

Anyone booking just one main season concert will receive a 10% discount for any additional bookings they make within the whole 2022/23 season.


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Groups of 10 or more receive a 20% discount, or 30% for two or more concert bookings.
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