Classical music

London Philharmonic Orchestra: War and (Troubled) Peace

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Alain Altinoglu, perform Schumann’s Violin Concerto, in an event also featuring music by Tchaikovsky and Beethoven.

Music has always had a place in war – but not always as joyously as in the 1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky’s irresistibly over-the-top musical celebration of Napoleon’s defeat in Russia.

For when Beethoven heard that Napoleon had abandoned the ideals of liberty and equality, he angrily scratched out the dedication of his Third Symphony – leaving the music free to tell its story with an energy that would redefine Western music. Two centuries on it’s just as gripping.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja is the soloist in a work that dramatises a far more private but no less meaningful struggle: Schumann’s only violin concerto.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Alain Altinoglu conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin


Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Schumann: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 (Eroica)

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Royal Festival Hall


£10 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£10, £14, £19, £25, £32, £39, £46, £65


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Part of Belief and Beyond Belief festival

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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).