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London Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop

Beethoven & Rachmaninoff

Eric Lu playing the piano

Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Kurt Weill on Broadway and the award-winning Eric Lu playing Beethoven, in a concert that spans the many worlds of guest conductor Marin Alsop.

When Kurt Weill escaped the Nazis and made a new career in the US, he did it in style: Lady in the Dark is a sumptuous, silken slice of Broadway glamour. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, meanwhile, have a big band swing – but their heart is in a Russia that Rachmaninoff had lost forever. With Eric Lu playing Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto, this is a concert that spans new worlds and old. 

And if few conductors can span the Atlantic in their music-making with more assurance than Marin Alsop, few young pianists have caused as much of a buzz as Eric Lu when he won the 2018 Leeds Piano Competition. Hear for yourself, as he plays one of Beethoven’s most personal, and lyrical works: the very piece with which he scooped the prize.

‘The whole world is open to me, only one place is closed to me, and that is my own country, Russia’  – Rachmaninoff

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

Barbican Hall