Classical music

Romantic Dreams

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

British music isn’t what you might think.

The deeply romantic music of Alice Mary Smith (born in London in 1839) is at the heart of this concert; an unfairly neglected but beautiful counterpart to Weber’s brooding First Clarinet Concerto.

Both are performed tonight by one of the world’s pre-eminent living clarinettists.

Vladimir Jurowski launches the evening with Wagner’s barnstorming overture, and then dives deep into Brahms’s expansive Second Symphony.

Written on the sunlit slopes of the Austrian Alps and filled with lullabies, folk songs and half-remembered passions, this is music that seems to glow from within.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Andreas Ottensamer clarinet


Wagner: Overture, Tannhäuser
Weber: Clarinet Concerto No.1
Alice Mary Smith: Andante for clarinet & orchestra
Brahms: Symphony No.2

Dates & times

27 Feb 2019
Approximate run time: 115 mins
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Royal Festival Hall


£10 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (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)