Fate knocks at the door, and LSO Principal Guest Conductor François-Xavier Roth and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja seize the moment.
François-Xavier Roth conducts Ligeti & Beethoven
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle kicks off the new LSO season with the best of British – from the sweeping landscapes of Elgar and Frank Bridge to the 21st-century sounds of Daniel Kidane.
Enter Spring! Yes, we know it’s September, but British music has always made its own rules. Frank Bridge celebrates life and nature in glowing surges of sound. Elgar begins his epic Second Symphony on the crest of a wave – then watches as the clouds gather and the light begins to fade. And Daniel Kidane dances on the edge, in the latest utterly original creation from a composer as imaginative (and as dynamic) as 21st century London itself.
For many people Sir Simon Rattle is British classical music – and as the LSO’s Music Director, he makes a point of beginning each new season with a celebration of British music in all its diversity, past, present and (most importantly) future.
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