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London Symphony Orchestra/François-Xavier Roth

Half Six Fix: Beethoven Pastoral Symphony

François-Xavier Roth

Half Six Fix is a 60-minute burst of music to kick-start your evening. Grab a drink and take your seat, as François-Xaver Roth introduces you to Beethoven’s leafy Pastoral Symphony.

Escape the rush hour, and take a walk in the country instead. Beethoven said that his Pastoral symphony was ‘more an expression of feelings than a picture’, but he wasn’t fooling anyone. You can listen out for the rippling streams, singing birds and shepherd’s pipes, or you can simply enjoy one of the warmest, happiest and most uplifting pieces of music ever written: either way, no one conducts it with more insight and freshness than François-Xavier Roth.

Roth has immersed himself in Beethoven’s musical imagination, and critics have called the results ‘revolutionary’. This trip out into Beethoven's beloved countryside is the perfect pick-me-up, all without leaving the Barbican!

'The London Symphony Orchestra’s regular Half Six Fix is a quick shot rather than the full classical cocktail: one hour; one symphony; no messing around.' – inews

The end time for this concert will be added here closer to the performance date

Barbican Hall