Edward Gardner conducting
Credit Jason Bell
Classical Music

Edward Gardner conducts Sibelius

London Philharmonic Orchestra 2024/25 Season
Sat 5 Oct 2024, 19:30
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The inaugural event of LPO's 2024/25 season.

Beethoven Overture, Egmont
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1
Sibelius Symphony No. 5

Edward Gardner conductor*
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin

Sibelius sees a flight of swans on a summer evening, and hears a melody that could have been wrought from the elements. Beethoven shakes his fist at tyranny, and sounds a fanfare for freedom. And Shostakovich whispers secrets in the shadows, in a concerto that refuses to be silent. It’s all about memory, and all about truth.

Big music demands big personalities, and they don’t come much bigger than violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja: virtuoso, storyteller and all-round phenomenon. With LPO Principal Conductor Edward Gardner at the helm, she’ll drive straight to the heart of this powerful programme.

*Edward Gardner’s position in the LPO is generously supported by Aud Jebsen.

Pre-concert event

Brighton Dome Foyer | 6.45pm

Enjoy the sound of local young talent, as musicians from West Sussex Music, give a special free performance in the Brighton Dome Foyer

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‘Patricia Kopatchinskaja is incapable of giving a boring performance’
– Bachtrack
‘A player of rare expressive energy’
– The New York Times on Patricia Kopatchinskaja
'I left the hall shell-shocked and uplifted by the performance – a great evening of great music!’
– London Theatre on Schoenberg’s 'Gurrelieder' conducted by Edward Gardner