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London Symphony Orchestra/Barbara Hannigan

NB: Change of soloist

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Blissed-out visions of heaven from Mahler and Messiaen: the irrepressible Barbara Hannigan conducts and dreams her way to glory.

Olivier Messiaen sends up a prayer, and the skies themselves seem to ring with majestic, multicoloured sounds. Mahler gets inside the mind of a child, in a symphony of blue skies, jangling sleigh bells and sudden, rapturous visions. It’s a wild ride to heaven, and the extraordinary Barbara Hannigan is there to show us the way tonight. 

As a singer, there’s nothing Hannigan can’t do, and as a conductor she drives straight to the places that other musicians wouldn’t dare. She’s been called ‘an artist who shoots straight for the heart and never misses’, and tonight the LSO’s Artistic Associate conducts a concert charged with wonder. 

Change of soloist
Barbara Hannigan has been suffering from the residual health impact of a serious virus of the eye. Barbara will conduct the concert as planned, however she will not sing the solo soprano part in the last movement of Mahler Symphony No 4. The soprano part will now be sung by Aphrodite Patoulidou.

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

Generously supported by the Sir Joseph Hotung Charitable Settlement

Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Mezzo and Symphony

Barbican Hall