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London Symphony Orchestra/Roth

Half Six Fix: Varèse & Bartók

Violinist Isabelle Faust

Escape the rush hour with the LSO and one of the greatest violinists of our time. Isabelle Faust performs Bartók’s sultry Second Violin Concerto.

‘Where other violinists dazzle, Faust is a thinker,’ said The Guardian, but if that makes her sounds understated, think again, as she applies mind, soul and jaw-dropping skill to Bartók’s ferocious concerto, inspired by the composer’s lifelong fascination with Hungarian folksong.

The LSO’s Principal Guest Conductor François-Xavier Roth opens with a flourish: Intégrales, a stunning sculpture in sound from the great French sonic adventurer Edgard Varèse.

This concert is part of Half Six Fix, a different way to experience the LSO, with an introduction to the music from François-Xavier Roth, and digital programme notes on your phone or device. Grab a drink, take your seat and enjoy the music.

The performance is expected to finish around 7.30pm.

Barbican Hall