La mer


Susanna Mälkki

Thu 12 Mar 2020 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

Dvořák Violin Concerto
Kaija Saariaho Laterna Magica
Debussy La mer

Susanna Mälkki conductor
Gil Shaham violin
London Symphony Orchestra

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Susanna Mälkki brings together a musical kaleidoscope of folklore, light and the ocean.

Folkloric and expressive melodies lace together Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, performed by multiple Grammy-award winning Gil Shaham. Inspired by filmography, Kaija Saariaho’s ever-evolving soundscape of Laterna Magica creates feelings and imagery that move from one to the next, before the idea can be clasped – just like a dream.

The evening ends as we submerge ourselves in the waves of Debussy’s La mer, and its daring impressionistic harmonies and colourful undercurrents.

Pre-concert performance

6pm Barbican
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists perform songs by Debussy
Free pre-concert recital

Sophie Sparrow soprano
Nancy Holt mezzo-soprano
Florian Panzieri tenor
Camille Lemonnier piano
Weng Soon Tee piano
Lu Liu piano