March 2020 Highlights

Your orchestral favourites at the Barbican this March


Canellakis 485

Karina Canellakis conducts Ravel and Strauss
Cédric Tiberghien accompanies the LSO for Ravel’s jazz-flecked Piano Concerto in G Major, famously opening with the sound of a whip-crack. Gradually waltzing towards a masterful burst of power, Ravel’s La Valse closes the night.

> Sunday 8 March 2020


Malkki 485

Susanna Mälkki conducts Debussy and Dvořák
Folkloric and expressive melodies lace together Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, performed by multiple Grammy-award winning Gil Shaham. The evening ends as we submerge ourselves in the waves of Debussy’s La mer.
> Thursday 12 March


 Frang 486

Sir Antonio Pappano conducts Vaughan Williams and Britten
Following the mesmerising Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Vilde Frang plays Britten’s Violin Concerto; a sophisticated work showing off a plethora of technical and virtuosic styles in the solo part.
> Sunday 15 March


 Elder 485

Sir Mark Elder conducts Elgar and Sibelius
Sir Mark Elder presents two 20th-century masterpieces by Elgar and Sibelius, including a work with a deep connection to both orchestra and soloist – Elgar’s Violin Concerto.
> Sunday 29 March