classical music

2011: Storming the Heavens

Part of Classical Season 2020/21

Trace the connections between 1811, 1911 and 2011 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project.

In 1811, Beethoven conceived a symphony without precedent.

‘He’s ripe for the madhouse’, declared one contemporary, but in Beethoven’s bicentenary year, the Seventh Symphony burns with undimmed popularity and power.

John Storgårds has followed its influence down those two centuries, and paired it with two works of maverick genius.

Simone Lamsma plays Nielsen’s Violin Concerto of 1911 – a bracing counterblast to romantic clichés, composed under clear northern skies.

And Julian Anderson collides Japanese court music, street sounds and echoes of Janácek in Discovery of Heaven, specially written for the LPO in 2011.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds conductor
Simone Lamsma violin

Repertoire

Julian Anderson: The Discovery of Heaven
Nielsen: Violin Concerto
Interval
Beethoven: Symphony No.7

Dates & times

30 Sep 2020
Approximate run time: 135 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£14 - £65
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)

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Concessions

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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 2020/21 season.

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