Bartók & Mahler


NB Change of conductor & soloist

Mon 13 Dec 2021 8.30pm - 10.00pm
Philharmonie de Paris

Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
Symphony No 4

Kirill Karabits conductor
Siobhan Stagg soprano
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: please visit the Philharmonie de Paris website for more information and tickets


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

Bartók imagined the nocturnal sounds of the Great Hungarian Plain, and transformed them into a defiant shout of hope and joy for a virtuoso orchestra. 

Mahler isn’t necessarily massive, and his Fourth Symphony begins with sleighbells, birdsong, and a melody straight out of Mozart. It all seems deliciously simple. But this is Mahler, after all, and between that playful opening and the final portrayal of a child’s Heaven, there’s a whole universe of drama, emotion and heart-piercing beauty.

With soprano Siobhan Stagg bringing all her insight and vocal radiance to that extraordinary finale, it’ll sound lovelier and more blissful than ever.

Change of conductor
Sir Simon Rattle has tested positive for COVID-19 and unfortunately is unable to fulfil his engagements with the LSO this month.

He is currently isolating at home, with mild symptoms. We send him our very best wishes for a speedy recovery.

We are pleased to announce that Kirill Karabits has agreed to step in to conduct the concerts at the Barbican on 8, 9,15 & 16 December, and at Philharmonie de Paris on 13 December. The programmes for all concerts remain as announced.

Posted 11am Fri 3 Dec

Change of soloist

Lucy Crowe is unwell and is unable to sing Mahler 4 with the LSO at the Philharmonie de Paris. We are grateful to Siobhan Stagg for stepping in.|
Posted Mon 13 Dec