London Symphony Orchestra 2018/19 season announced

London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) has announced its 2018/19 season starting on 16 September 2018 with a new British commission presented by Sir Simon Rattle from composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle under the title New Music Britain.

More details on the season include:

  • Roots and Origins: Sir Simon Rattle's programme explores folk music’s influence on classical music, and looks at how jazz influenced music in the 20th century.
  • Homelands / Back to the Future: Principal Guest Conductors Gianandrea Noseda and François-Xavier Roth will perform pieces with a Russian, French and Spanish identity, and with Kristjan Järvi and Elim Chan, they will perform seven premiere performances across the season.
  • Gloria: Choral Highlights: Sir Antonio Pappano puts three great Italian opera composers together in non-operatic works.
  • LSO Artist Portraits: 26-year-old pianist Daniil Trifonov whose ascent has rocketed over the past few years, and the multi-talented soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan.

Michael Tilson Thomas, LSO Conductor Laureate, and Sir Mark Elder delve into the maverick composer Charles Ives; Sir John Eliot Gardiner continues his retrospective of Schumann; Marin Alsop rounds off the Bernstein centenary celebrations, and Bernard Haitink celebrates his 90th birthday.

Sir Simon Rattle said: "Together with the LSO and its wonderful family of artists, we will look back to folk music, to music from the land, to pieces that defy genres, and to those we consider forefathers of composing techniques that are still so relevant."LSO Futures returns, a mini festival of new music led by François-Xavier Roth, as well as LSO Sing and LSO Choral Singing Days

The main concert season ends 27 and 29 June with semi-staged performances of The Cunning Little Vixen by Janáček conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and directed by Peter Sellars in a co-production with the Barbican.

As well as the season, LSO has also announced details of their recent iniatives to encourage young and new audiences including 'Half Six Fix' one-hour performances and the Wildcard ticket scheme which offers £10 seats

The main concert season finishes on 27 & 29 June with semi-staged performances of The Cunning Little Vixen by Janáček, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and directed by Peter Sellars in a co-production with the Barbican.

Find out dates and more performance details through the links in the text and the URL below.

Image of Sir Simon Rattle taken from LSO website

 

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