classical music
contemporary classical

2006: The New Bacchus

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Drink in works from 1806, 1906 and 2006, by Beethoven, Scriabin and Kaija Saariaho, for the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision.

‘I am the new Bacchus, pressing out glorious wine for the human spirit’, proclaimed Ludwig van Beethoven, and although his Fourth Symphony is sometimes considered his most light-hearted, there’s no mistaking the ambition, the fantasy and the pure, electrifying inspiration that pulses through every note.

Omer Meir Wellber knows just how to harness that energy, and when – as in Scriabin’s orgasmic Poem of Ecstasy – to set it free.

And cellist Johannes Moser might be the finest current champion of Kaija Saariaho’s ravishing Notes on Light; a masterpiece from 2006 speaking across two centuries to its counterparts from 1806 and 1906.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Omer Meir Wellber conductor
Johannes Moser cello

Repertoire

Beethoven: Symphony No.4
Interval
Kaija Saariaho: Notes on Light (Cello Concerto)
Scriabin: Le poème de l'extase, Op.54 (Symphony No.4)

Dates & times

25 Mar 2020
Approximate run time: 115 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

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

Multi-buy discount

£14, £25, £35, £46, £65

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.

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
Find out more about our Concessions policy

need to know

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.