Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
Introduced on stage by the conductor
Sir Simon Rattle conductor & presenter
London Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: £37 £32 £22 £16 £12
£5 under-18s tickets available
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Part of 2019/20 season
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change
Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is introduced and conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in this early-evening Half Six Fix concert.
Bartók loved folk music, not just as music, but also as an expression of the communities that keep it alive. Nowhere are those values clearer than in this, his last great masterpiece. With no official soloist, a diverse collection of instruments instead perform solos to one another, modelling the social cohesion that’s found in the celebration of difference.
Musically, it’s varied and fantastical, with lots of the techniques that inspired the modern film score. For you, it might conjure a moonlit forest, for me, a galactic star-ship, but whatever it does, it’ll be rich, vibrant and vivid.
This concert is part of Half Six Fix, a different way to experience the LSO, with an introduction to the music from Sir Simon Rattle, and digital programme notes on your phone or device. Grab a drink, take your seat and enjoy the music.
These concerts start at 6.30pm and last for one hour, without an interval, featuring a short programme of one or two major works, which the conductor will introduce from the stage.
To bring you closer to the action, we’ll have screens to showcase the performers and programme notes available electronically on your Android or iPhone device. You can also enjoy the music with a drink in your seat.