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2008: Landscape and Memory

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Contemplate nature with music from 1808, 1908 and 2008, by Beethoven, Ives and Adès, in the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project.

1908: Charles Ives’s trumpet asks an eternal question.

1808: Beethoven offers the only answer that’s ever really been needed: a symphony inspired by the countryside, whose storms, bird-calls and hymns conceal eternal truths behind some of the most serene music he ever wrote.

And in between, Thomas Adès takes on the Book of Genesis, in a piano concerto – first performed at Royal Festival Hall in 2008 – that’s simultaneously a meditation on the infinite, and an endlessly stimulating entertainment.

A piece, wrote The Guardian, ‘to inspire big thoughts about creation – of the world, or of music, or both’.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Nicolas Hodges piano

Repertoire

Ives: The Unanswered Question (Contemplation No.1)
Thomas Adès: In Seven Days (Concerto for piano & orchestra)
Interval
Beethoven: Symphony No.6 (Pastoral)

Dates & times

1 Apr 2020
Approximate run time: 115 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.