september, 2020

23sep7:30 pmCANCELLED: London Philharmonic Orchestra - Lutosławski

Event Details

Lutosławski: Les Espaces du sommeil

Programme also includes Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture and Romeo and Juliet and Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Performing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner, conductor

‘Frustrated in love, a young musician of deep sensitivity and ardent imagination takes opium…’ With those words, Hector Berlioz set the scene for his Symphonie fantastique – a story of gothic horror and glittering excess, rolled into one roof-raising musical phantasmagoria and scored for the biggest orchestra the world had then seen. It’s a gripping way for the LPO’s Principal Conductor Designate Edward Gardner to raise the curtain on our new season; first, though, Tchaikovsky’s hugely popular overture sets the emotional bar high, and the great Gerald Finley enters the luminous world of Lutosławski’s Les Espaces du sommeil – music that inhabits the realm between dream and imagination.


(Wednesday) 7:30 pm


Royal Festival Hall - Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Bishop's SE1 8XX