Julian Anderson, Webern & Dvořák


With Sir Simon Rattle

Sun 9 Jan 2022 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

Julian Anderson Suite from ‘Exiles’*
Mahler Blumine from Symphony No 1
Rott Third movement from Symphony in E major
Webern Six Pieces for Orchestra (1928 version)
Dvořák Symphony No 7

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Siobhan Stagg soprano
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra 

* Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Bayerischer Rundfunk.

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

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Mahler, Dvořák, Webern and Hans Rott, as well as a new suite from Julian Anderson’s Exiles. Five very different musical voices – but the stories they tell are universal.

No music – no human life – exists in a vacuum. The poets who inspired Julian Anderson’s Exiles wrote in order to communicate, even in isolation. Tonight, under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, they raise the curtain on a programme of music that’s bursting to say something new: from the ferment of late-Romantic Vienna to Antonin Dvořák’s symphonic cri de coeur.

Dvořák wrote his Seventh Symphony while mourning the death of a child. Impassioned, defiant and glowing with melody, it’s one of those pieces that wrestles hope from tragedy, and it’s long been a special favourite of Sir Simon’s. Meanwhile the young Mahler and his forgotten friend Hans Rott search for their own voices, and Anton Webern finds his, in the jewel-like, emotionally charged miniatures that make up his Six Pieces.

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Distanced Seating

Standard seating is being used in most of the Hall for this concert. Audience members who would prefer to sit in a socially distanced environment can choose to book seats in the rear of the Circle.

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 asked to wear a face covering unless exempt.

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Concert Programme

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