Barbican Concerts

MTT and Yo-Yo Ma

Sun 9 Jun 2013 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma

COPLAND Orchestra Variations
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No 1
COPLAND Short Symphony (Symphony No 2)
BRITTEN The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Yo-Yo Ma cello
London Symphony Orchestra

Copland’s Orchestral Variations dart, spin and spiral around a singular four-note motif. Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, to whom Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto is dedicated, loved the work so much that he premiered it from memory it in just four days. Copland’s gleefully acerbic Short Symphony is fascinated by its own play around complex rhythms and textures. Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra conducts a lightening tour around every section of the orchestra, each with its own strident personality.

Free pre-concert talk
6pm, Fountain Room. See the More Info tab for details.


Tickets: £10 £15 £19.50 £27 £36

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Supported by the Atkin Foundation

Free pre-concert talk
6pm, Fountain Room (Level G)
LSO Principal Flute Gareth Davies talks to Tommy Pearson about his new book The Show Must Go On, and the trials and tribulations of touring with an orchestra.


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