2012-13 Season Opening Concert
Valery Gergiev: Brahms & Szymanowski
SZYMANOWSKI Symphony No 1
SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No 1
BRAHMS Symphony No 1
Valery Gergiev conductor
Janine Jansen violin
London Symphony Orchestra
Szymanowski’s First Symphony is drenched in the evocative Romanticism of the German orchestral masters, Wagner and Strauss, before him. Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No 1 draws inspiration from the Polish poem Noc Majowa (Night Gathering): ‘fireflies kiss the wild rose – while death flickers over the pond and plays a wanton song’. 20 years in the making, Brahms’ First Symphony was one of the most eagerly awaited in musical history.
Tickets: £10 £15 £19.50 £27 £36
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The LSO Szymanowski Project is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music grant programme.
Access to the Barbican Centre, 17–24 Sep
Please note that there are significant works taking place around the Barbican Centre and Moorgate. Silk Street is closed to traffic and pedestrians at the Moorgate end. If you are walking to the Barbican from Moorgate station please use the highwalk and enter the Centre on level 2 (signposted). The car parks are open and accessible via Beech Street tunnel and Silk Street at the Chiswell Street end.