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London Philharmonic Orchestra: Brilliance and Longing

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

Katia and Marielle Labèque and the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform the world premiere of Bryce Dessner’s Concerto for Two Pianos, in a concert also featuring Stravinsky and Rachmaninov.

New worlds: exiled from Russia, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky travelled Europe and America before ending up as unlikely neighbours in Hollywood.

The chrome-plated dazzle of Rachmaninov’s gorgeous Third Symphony can’t hide its deep, songful sense of loss; and Stravinsky’s Jeu de cartes is playing for higher (and scarier) stakes than you might at first realise from this brilliant, razor-sharp music.

In between, guest conductor John Storgårds teams up with the world-famous Labèque sisters in something wholly new and surprising: a double piano concerto, written specially for the Labèques by Bryce Dessner, Golden Globe-nominated composer of the score for The Revenant.

* Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Borusan Culture Arts Centre, Dresden Philharmonie, Orchestre de Paris & Orquestra Nacionales de España.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds conductor
Katia Labèque piano
Marielle Labèque piano


Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes
Bryce Dessner: Concerto for 2 pianos * (World premiere)
Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3

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Royal Festival Hall


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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).