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London Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda & Simone Lamsma

Prokofiev Fifth Symphony NB CHANGE OF SOLOIST

Simone Lamsma

Gianandrea Noseda conducts Prokofiev’s ‘symphony of the greatness of the human spirit’, and Simone Lamsma is the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s hugely popular Violin Concerto.

Tchaikovsky wrote his Violin Concerto by the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by people he loved – and you can tell. Gianandrea Noseda follows this in grand style, with a truly epic symphony.

In fact, it’s said that at the Moscow premiere in 1945, Prokofiev couldn’t begin his Fifth Symphony until an artillery barrage had fallen silent. This is music of iron and steel, and LSO Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda is passionate about it. First, though, he puts down a marker for the future, with a new orchestral work by George Stevenson - a rising star of the LSO’s Panufnik Composers Scheme.

Change of artist
After having recently undergone surgery, Janine Jansen has been forced to withdraw from this concert, due to her recovery taking longer than expected. The LSO is delighted that Simone Lamsma has agreed to step in to perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at short notice.
Posted 7 April 2022 4pm

Barbican Hall