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2002: Three Adventures

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Bold works from 1802, 1902 and 2002, by Beethoven, Sibelius and Oliver Knussen, continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project.

Every Beethoven symphony is a journey, and in 1802 the energy and daring of his Second Symphony strained at the outer boundaries of musical possibility.

A hundred years later, Jean Sibelius followed Beethoven’s example and created one of the 20th century’s true symphonic epics: a struggle from tranquillity to triumph, rooted in nature and crowned with a melody you’ll never forget.

Guest conductor Vasily Petrenko also brings his unrivalled sense of colour and momentum to Leila Josefowicz’s performance of Oliver Knussen’s 2002 Violin Concerto, described by its (much-missed) composer as ‘a tightrope walker progressing along a (decidedly unstable) high wire’.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Leila Josefowicz violin

Repertoire

Beethoven: Symphony No.2
Knussen: Violin Concerto
Interval
Sibelius: Symphony No.2 in D

Dates & times

19 Feb 2020
Approximate run time: 130 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£14 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
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). Events must be in the 2019/20 season.