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Concert Reviews: 24 February 2016

Vasily Petrenko

On Wednesday 24 February, Vasily Petrenko conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, with soloist Augustin Hadelich, as well as his Byron-inspired Manfred Symphony.

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Concert Reviews: 12 February 2016

Hyeyoon Park

On Friday 12 February, Osmo Vänskä joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra once again to conduct a performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto and Elgar’s Symphony No. 1, following Nicolai’s comedic overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor, played as part of our Shakespeare400 festival.

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Concert Reviews: 10 February 2016

Stephen Hough

On Wednesday 10 February, Osmo Vänskä conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Dvořák’s Piano Concerto with soloist Stephen Hough, as well as excerpts from Sibelius’s magical incidental music for The Tempest, with soloist Lilli Paasikivi and featuring narrations of the play by renowned British actor Simon Callow.

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Concert Reviews: 5 February 2016

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

On Friday 5 February, Yannick Nézet-Séguin joined the Orchestra once again to conduct Gershwin’s pulsating Piano Concerto in F, as well as Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony.

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Concert Reviews: 3 February 2016

Lisa Batiashvili

On Wednesday 3 February, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2016 festival Shakespeare400 was in full swing as Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducted a performance of Dvořák’s dramatic overture to Otello, as well as his Sixth Symphony and Brahms’s Double Concerto for violin and cello.

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Concert Reviews: 30 January 2016

Iestyn Davies

In the last of a series of concerts conducted by Jurowski in January, Saturday 30 January, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor led the Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) as well the world premiere of Alexander Raskatov’s Green Mass.

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Concert Reviews: 27 January 2016

Vladimir Jurowski

On Wednesday 27 January, the London Philharmonic Orchestra returned to the Royal Festival Hall with their Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski, for a performance of Schnittke’s Pianissimo, Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2, and Bruckner awe-inspiring Third Symphony.

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