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Conductor Susanna Mälkki

Radiant. Immense. Life-enhancing.

Perry, Stravinsky and Bartók

Susanna Mälkki and Leila Josefowicz


Sunday 18 May 2025 • 7pm

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Julia Perry
A Short Piece for Large Orchestra (8 mins)
Igor Stravinsky
Violin Concerto (22 mins)
Béla Bartók
Concerto for Orchestra (40 mins)

Susanna Mälkki conductor
Leila Josefowicz violin
London Symphony Orchestra

The concert will finish at approximately 8.40pm, including a 20-minute interval (timings subject to change).


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The Concert

Showpieces for the orchestra meet a dazzling concerto, brimming with characteristic Stravinsky flair and melody.

The Music

When Stravinsky met Dushkin, the first soloist of his Violin Concerto, he showed him a chord written on a napkin. This chord became what Stravinsky called the ‘passport’ for the work. It opens each movement, but the music that follows is different each time, from the lively opening and the melancholy Arias to the delicate finale.

Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra was one of his last works. It celebrates every single instrument of the orchestra in a remarkable journey from solemnity to joy.

The Performers

Susanna Mälkki is one of today’s most versatile conductors, very much at home with these 20th-century orchestral landmarks. Leila Josefowicz sparkles in Stravinsky’s Concerto.

The general mood of the work represents … a gradual transition from the sternness of the first movement … to the life-assertion of the last one.
Béla Bartók

Booking and Discounts

Booking Your Tickets

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By phone on +44 20 7870 2500 (Monday to Friday 12–5.30pm)
In person at the Barbican Centre (no booking fee)

Refunds and Exchanges

Contact the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance (two weeks for group bookings) to exchange your tickets for another LSO concert or Barbican credit voucher, valid for six months. A per-ticket administration fee applies.

The LSO reserves the right to change artists or programmes if necessary. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all bookers will receive a refund.

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Young People and Students

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14–25s: Join Young Barbican for discounted tickets to selected concerts.
Full-time students: Join Student Pulse for £6 or £10 tickets to selected LSO concerts.

Groups of 10+

Save 20% to 30% and enjoy additional benefits. Find out more about group booking.

Access Members

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