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    Andris Nelsons: The Strauss Project

    Conductor Andris Nelsons with open arm waving the baton
    Marco Borggreve

    An ambitious collaboration brings great music and great artists to London

    In collaboration with the Barbican, we present an exploration into the colourful orchestral music of Strauss, featuring Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Boston Symphony Orchestra.

    This one-of-a-kind exploration of the orchestral music of Richard Strauss takes place Monday 9 – Friday 13 May 2022.  

    Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Southbank Centre and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig at the Barbican. 

    Both orchestras have a long history of performing Strauss’ music and were conducted by the composer himself.  

    Also appearing are pianist Yuja Wang, and sopranos Lise Davidsen and Marlis Petersen.

    This residency is part of a special collaboration between the Southbank Centre and the Barbican, in partnership with Askonas Holt and KD Schmidt.

    Tickets for the events at the Southbank Centre go on sale with our Spring/Summer 2022 programme. See the Barbican website for details of Part 1 and 2.

    ‘In a post-Brexit, post-pandemic world, collaboration is increasingly important to ensure the arts community continues to achieve its shared ambition to bring great music, and great artists, to as many people as possible.’

    Toks Dada, Head of Classical Music at Southbank Centre

    ‘Richard Strauss was a genius, and his music is amongst my absolute favourites. His music is about beauty itself. It has plenty of humour, irony, sarcasm – but those characteristics are followed by music so touching that it has the power to move listeners to tears.’

    Andris Nelsons