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2003: Fantasy and Revolution

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Inspiring works from 1803, 1903 and 2003, by Beethoven, Ravel and Jörg Widmann, continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project.

Two explosive chords open the ‘Eroica’ Symphony: and just like that, Ludwig van Beethoven unleashed two turbulent centuries of musica innovation, exploration and revolution.

The ‘Eroica’ still delivers a formidable shock today, and Jörg Widmann’s huge, haunting and startlingly emotional Lied for Orchestra, written exactly 200 years later, is just one way of dealing with the aftermath.

And for another, join conductor Dima Slobodeniouk and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton in the year 1903, as they board Maurice Ravel’s ship of dreams, Shéhérazade, and drift away to a place ‘where fantasy sleeps like an empress’.

Escapism has never sounded more seductive.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Dima Slobodeniouk conductor
Jamie Barton mezzo-soprano

Repertoire

Jörg Widmann: Lied for orchestra
Ravel: Shéhérazade
Interval
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 (Eroica)

Dates & times

22 Feb 2020
Approximate run time: 130 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

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.