London Philharmonic Orchestra at Southbank Centre

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About

The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs two majestic works: Beethoven's 'Emperor' Piano Concerto and Shostakovich's 'Leningrad' Symphony.

Composed in a city under siege, smuggled through enemy lines and played through loudspeakers at the surrounding Nazi forces, the story of Shostakovich's 'Leningrad' Symphony has become a parable of human endurance amidst the 20th century's darkest horrors.

This is music literally from the front line, and with its huge orchestra and bold musical imagery, it still speaks with an unparalleled directness.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra's dynamic Principal Guest Conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada directs the massed forces, and partners pianist Inon Barnatan in Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto. The majesty on display here is that of art plus an unshakeable human spirit.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Andres Orozco-Estrada conductor

Inon Barnatan piano

Repertoire

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor)

Interval

Shostakovich: Symphony No.7 (Leningrad)

Venue Details & Map

Southbank Centre

Address
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
Telephone:
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross or Waterloo East Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street.

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