These two performances of Candide (matinee on 8th December and evening on 9th December) round off the celebrations of Bernstein’s centenary year, and it is very fitting that they should be conducted by Marin Alsop, who was herself mentored by the composer of this so-called “operetta”, albeit one on the most extraordinary and outrageous scale. More...
In this programme, conductor Francois-Xavier Roth brings together three composers, who, in their own lifetimes were considered to be at the forefront of modern music. The concert begins with Ligeti’s Lontano, which conjures images of “long submerged dream worlds of childhood”. The LSC then joins the LSO for a performance of Bartok’s Cantata More...
James MacMillan’s affecting memorial to the dead of World War I was commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra and 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions. This new work, commissioned to commemorate 100 years since the Armistice of 1918, remembers the human cost of war. Setting words by Charles Sorley, a Scottish poet killed in action in More...
London Symphony Chorus,
c/o London Symphony Orchestra
Level 6 Frobisher Crescent
LONDON EC2Y 8DS
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President: Sir Simon Rattle OM CBE
Vice-President: Michael Tilson Thomas
Patron: Simon Russell Beale CBE
Patron: Howard Goodall CBE
Chorus Director: Simon Halsey CBE
Chairman: Owen Hanmer