Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit


Jörg Widmann Viola Concerto

Sun 31 Oct 2021 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

Jörg Widmann Viola Concerto
In der Natur
Dvořák The Golden Spinning Wheel

Daniel Harding conductor
Antoine Tamestit viola
London Symphony Orchestra

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Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

Voices of nature and fabulous tales: Daniel Harding and viola player Antoine Tamestit explore the imaginary realms of Jörg Widmann and Antonin Dvořák.

With the music of Antonín Dvořák, there’s always something unexpected going on beneath the gloriously tuneful surface. A gothic Czech folk-tale takes on a truly universal resonance; and an open-hearted celebration of the Bohemian countryside blossoms into something rapturous, in colours reminiscent of Strauss or Mahler.

And since Dvořák was a viola player, what better way to set the mood than with the Viola Concerto by Jörg Widmann – the 21st century’s most playful (and inventive) descendant of that great Romantic tradition? ‘Even with the viola’s C-string alone, you can tell stories unimaginable on any other string instrument’, he says, and he wrote this piece specially for Antoine Tamestit, our soloist tonight. Music that dreams and then dazzles, performed by artists who just love the sound it makes.

Your Visit

Following the relaxation of Government restrictions, standard seating is now being used for this concert in the stalls and circle, with distanced seats available in the balcony. We encourage audience members to bring and wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

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Distanced Seating

Audience members who would prefer to sit in a socially distanced environment can choose to book seats in the Balcony for this concert, as part of a trial period for LSO concerts during October.

Available seats will be spaced 1 metre apart, and are indicated by an information flag when making your selection during the booking process. Those booking two or more adjacent seats are welcome to move together to sit as one group on the evening of the concert. All audience members are encouraged to wear a face covering unless exempt.

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Concert Programme

Digital programme notes are available to read online, and can be viewed on mobile in the Jerwood Hall using the free WiFi.

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