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Dancing on the Edge

Part of New Forms - Contemporary Classics

French composer Pascal Dusapin is the first to admit that it’d be crazy to try and re-tell Flann O’Brien’s novel At Swim-Two-Birds in music.

Instead, fascinated by the book’s ‘formal and narrative extravagance’, he’s written a double concerto like no other.

Wildly eccentric, it’s inspired by the larger-than-life musical personalities of soloists Viktoria Mullova and Matthew Barley.

Don’t miss one of the premieres of the year.

Discover, too, Dvorák's deliciously dark Czech fairytale and the exuberant, life-affirming symphony that Bohuslav Martinu wrote in the new world – before conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada goes over the edge with Ravel’s deliriously decadent La valse.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor
Viktoria Mullova violin
Matthew Barley cello


Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody in A, Op.11 No.1
Pascal Dusapin: At Swim-Two-Birds for violin, cello & orchestra (UK premiere)
Martinů: Symphony No.4
Ravel: La valse

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Royal Festival Hall


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Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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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)
These discounts are not available for the following concerts: Die Walküre, (27 Jan 2018) and Gala evening with Juan Diego Florez, (29 Mar 2019)