In times of tragedy, composers have always told stories. Stravinsky turned from the carnage of the First World War to create The Song of the Nightingale: a strange, wondrously bejewelled cautionary tale of man and machine.
Edward Elgar retreated to the South Downs to write his last great masterpiece – a haunted Cello Concerto wreathed in autumn woodsmoke. Andreas Brantelid finds the poetry in this most beloved of British classics. And in happier times, Stravinsky’s old teacher Rimsky-Korsakov retold the Thousand and One Nights in music of dazzling colour and unforgettable melody.
PerformersLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
RepertoireStravinsky: Le chant du rossignol (The Song of the Nightingale)
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm: pre-concert event. The LPO's relationship with the Royal College of Music continues with students joining members of the LPO and its Foyle Future Firsts programme in a performance of Stravinsky's Les Noces conducted by Vasily Petrenko. Admission free.
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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).