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London Philharmonic Orchestra: Leningrad Symphony

Part of Belief and Beyond Belief

The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs two majestic works: Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto and Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ Symphony.

Composed in a city under siege, smuggled through enemy lines and played through loudspeakers at the surrounding Nazi forces, the story of Shostakovich’s 'Leningrad' Symphony has become a parable of human endurance amidst the 20th century’s darkest horrors.

This is music literally from the front line, and with its huge orchestra and bold musical imagery, it still speaks with an unparalleled directness.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra's dynamic Principal Guest Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada directs the massed forces, and partners pianist Inon Barnatan in Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto. The majesty on display here is that of art plus an unshakeable human spirit.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor
Inon Barnatan piano

Repertoire

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor)
Interval
Shostakovich: Symphony No.7 (Leningrad)

Dates & times

27 Oct 2017
Approximate run time: 150 mins

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£10 - £65
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)
£10, £14, £19, £25, £32, £39, £46, £65

Concessions

50% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Part of Belief and Beyond Belief festival

Related events
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert talk. `I couldn't write it', Shostakovich said, `War was all around.' Perhaps the ultimate depiction of war ever conveyed in musical form. This talk explores the astonishing story of the `Leningrad' symphony with its portrayal of a city at siege and a people's willpower to exist as a nation. Admission free.

Ticketing
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)
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15 or more events (30% discount)

The following concerts are not included in this offer: Meow Meow and London Philharmonic Orchestra: More Pandemonium... With a Festive Twist (4 Dec 2017) and A Golden Gala Evening: London Philharmonic Orchestra (27 Jan 2017).

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