Essentially Strauss: LSO Wind Ensemble
BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
Friday 22 September 2023 • 1pm
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Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Richard Strauss Serenade in E-flat major for 13 Wind Instruments
Jonathan Dove Figures in the Garden
Richard Strauss Suite in B-flat major for 13 Wind Instruments
LSO Wind Ensemble
Nicolò Umberto Foron conductor
The concert will finish at approximately 2.05pm
£16 (£14 concessions, £6 under-18s)
+ £1.50 booking fee per online/phone transaction
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The youthful wind music of Richard Strauss meets Jonathan Dove’s very English salute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: unbridled charm from the virtuoso players of the LSO Wind Ensemble.
From his brilliant youth to his serene old age, Richard Strauss revered the music of Mozart, and he never missed an opportunity to dress up in Amadeus’ clothes. His Serenade and Suite for Wind Instruments show the young genius at his most irresistible – charming, tuneful and bubbling over with fantasy and fun. A century later Jonathan Dove created his own homage to Mozart: an enchanting wind serenade that imagines the characters from The Marriage of Figaro picnicking in an English country garden.
Taken together, they add up to a magical lunchtime with the musicians of the LSO’s world-renowned wind section – 13 top-flight players, conducted by Nicolò Foron, winner of the 2023 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition.
‘I want to create joy. I need it! – Richard Strauss
Recorded for future broadcast by BBC Radio 3
Header Image © Tom Lovatt
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Booking Your Tickets
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By phone on +44 20 7870 2500 (Monday to Friday 12–5.30pm)
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£1.50 booking fee per transaction when booking online or by phone
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£14 tickets for over-60s, full-time students and unwaged/unemployed people.
£6 tickets for under-18s.
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