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London Symphony Orchestra/Barbara Hannigan

Radical Magic – The Sound of Stravinsky

Portrait of Barbara Hannigan

The composer of the future in the early 20th century, Stravinsky still sounds new every time you hear him. LSO Associate Artist Barbara Hannigan presents two essential works.

From its striking opening flourish to the Technicolor triumph of its final chord, Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements makes audiences sit up in their seats. It was written at the end of World War II, after the composer’s move to the United States – can you pick out the rhythms of marching soldiers and the sound of American victory?

Stravinsky’s ballet Pulcinella puts the composer’s distinctive stamp on a 200-year-old musical style, with fabulous roles for three solo singers.

LSO Associate Artist Barbara Hannigan’s conducting debut was a Stravinsky opera, and her passion for the composer shines through every performance. She’s joined by her choice of standout performers.

Change of soloist
Due to scheduling issues, bass-baritone Sam Carl will be replaced by Douglas Williams for the performances of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella on 20 and 21 September 2023. The programme remains unchanged.

This performance will end at approximately 9pm, including a 20-minute interval.

Produced by the London Symphony Orchestra