New Music Britain


Rebirth. Innovation. Grandeur.

Sun 11 Sep 2022 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

Frank Bridge Enter Spring
Daniel Kidane Sun Poem* (LSO co-commission; London premiere)
Edward Elgar Symphony No 2

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

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From Thursday 31 March 10am: LSO Patrons, LSO Pioneers & LSO Ambassador Friends
From Monday 4 April 10am: all LSO Friends (Ambassador, Benefactor, Associate & Supporter levels), Groups

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From Friday 8 April 10am

* Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra with the support of Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.

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

Sir Simon Rattle kicks off the new LSO season with the best of British – from the sweeping landscapes of Elgar and Frank Bridge to the 21st-century sounds of Daniel Kidane.

Enter Spring! Yes, we know it’s September, but British music has always made its own rules. Frank Bridge celebrates life and nature in glowing surges of sound. Elgar begins his epic Second Symphony on the crest of a wave – then watches as the clouds gather and the light begins to fade. And Daniel Kidane dances on the edge, in the latest utterly original creation from a composer as imaginative (and as dynamic) as 21st century London itself.

For many people Sir Simon Rattle is British classical music – and as the LSO’s Music Director, he makes a point of beginning each new season with a celebration of British music in all its diversity, past, present and (most importantly) future.

‘There is music in the air, music all around us, the world is full of it and you simply take as much as you require.’
~Edward Elgar

Your Visit

Standard seating is being used for this concert. We encourage audience members to bring and wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.


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Recorded for broadcast on Marquee TV

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