This vibrant series of concerts welcomes the world’s most renowned orchestras, conductors and soloists to Southbank Centre. Making their Southbank Centre debut, Marin Alsop and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra perform a night of quintessentially ‘60s music from Berio, Guarnieri and Bernstein. Also coming from South America are the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra, sister orchestra of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. They will bring their huge sound, energy and zeal to two exciting concerts.
Antonio Pappano celebrates the struggle for human freedom with the vibrant Italian sound of his Orchestra and Chorus of the Academy of Santa Cecilia. Michael Tilson Thomas, one of the great musical communicators of our age, leads the San Francisco Symphony in modern American masterpieces and European classics. Bernard Haitink conducts the Orchestra Mozart with pianist Maria João Pires, sharing two concerts with the young El Sistema graduate Diego Mathuez.