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London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Antonio Pappano

with Yuja Wang & Anna Lapwood

Organist Anna Lapwood

Hector Berlioz goes to a Roman Carnival, Saint-Saëns gives a Symphony from the organ, and Serge Rachmaninoff shows youthful exuberance in his First Piano Concerto.

Berlioz is on dashing form in his Roman Carnival Overture. Originally intended for an opera, it is one of his most sparkling concert pieces.

The First Piano Concerto was written when Rachmaninoff was just 18 years old and studying at the Moscow Conservatory. He revised the work 26 years later as a much more experienced, and ever self-critical, composer, but it nevertheless retains its original youthful freshness and bold ambition.

The organ has to wait a while for its big moment in Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No 3, but it is well worth it. In the build-up are typically sumptuous melodies and some high drama for the orchestra.

Anna Lapwood brings her customary flair to join Sir Antonio Pappano and the LSO in the Saint-Säens, while Yuja Wang’s technical brilliance is perfect for Rachmaninoff’s demanding concertos.

This performance will end at approximately 8.40pm, including a 20-minute interval (timings subject to change).

Pre-Concert, Barbican Foyers
Performances by LSO Create musicians

Change of programme
Please note that the concertos being performed in the LSO concerts with Yuja Wang at the Barbican on 15 and 19 September have now changed at the request of the soloist. On 15 September Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 1 will replace Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No 4, and on 19 September Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 2 will replace Bartok’s Piano Concerto No 2.
Posted 17 May 2024

Produced by the London Symphony Orchestra

Generously supported by The Huo Family Foundation



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