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London Symphony Orchestra/Jonathan Stockhammer

Adams, Debussy & Ravel

Jonathan Stockhammer

Sunrises, seascapes and blue Californian skies: it’s all about colour as the LSO presents 20th-century favourites by Ravel, Debussy and John Adams.

Dawn breaks in paradise, and in Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé you can hear every flurry of birdsong and glint of dew. Debussy gazes at the English Channel, and hears new worlds of sonic colour. And in 1980s San Francisco, John Adams imagines a supertanker rising from the sea and rocketing into the shining Pacific sky.

‘I have slandered the sea! Today it is beautiful enough to defy all description’ – Claude Debussy

Change of Artist
Sir Simon Rattle is recovering from Covid-19, and has consequently had to reduce his schedule. He will now no longer be able to conduct the LSO concerts at the Barbican on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 April.
The LSO is grateful to Jonathan Stockhammer for stepping in to conduct these two performances, and we look forward to welcoming Sir Simon for his next LSO concert on Sunday 23 April. The programmes for 19 and 20 April remain unchanged.
Posted Tue 18 Apr 5pm


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


Recorded for future broadcast by Symphony

Barbican Hall