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The Swingling Sixties

Part of New Forms - Contemporary Classics

Imagine a symphony that takes in everything a symphony has been and everything a symphony could be.

Picture an orchestral showpiece that’s simultaneously a protest, a celebration, and an outrageous postmodern prank from the heart of 1960s counterculture.

Berio’s Sinfonia is all that and much more.

50 years after its premiere, The Swingles – who sang in its historic first performance in 1968 – join forces with the LPO to bring it back to astonishing, psychedelic life.

It’s a spectacular landmark on our Stravinsky journey, as well.

Two piercing, crystal-clear musical rituals from 1958 and 1964 begin the concert – and throw open the doors of perception

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Maxim Mikhailov.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Elizabeth Atherton soprano
Maria Ostroukhova mezzo-soprano
Sam Furness tenor, +
Joel Williams tenor
Theodore Platt baritone
Joshua Bloom bass, +
The Swingles *
London Philharmonic Choir **


Stravinsky: Variations in memoriam Aldous Huxley; Threni: id est Lamentationes Jeremiae prophetae **
Stravinsky: Tango arr. for orchestra *
Berio: Sinfonia *

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Royal Festival Hall


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+ Please note change of artist from previously advertised

Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 4 events (10% discount)
5 – 7 events (15% discount)
8 – 10 events (20% discount)
11 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available for the following concerts: Die Walküre, (27 Jan 2018) and Gala evening with Juan Diego Florez, (29 Mar 2019)