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Introducing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

Watch our short introduction to Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

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Royal Festival Hall 2013/14

  • Please note that a transaction fee of £1.75 will be added to each order made online.
  • Tickets booked fewer than five working days before the date of the concert will be available for collection at the ticket office from 6.30pm on the day of the performance.
  • Concessions: 50% off all ticket prices for full-time students, benefit recipients (Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support or Pension Credit) and under-16s (maximum 4 per transaction. Not applicable to Family Concerts) only. Limited availability; appropriate cards will be checked on admission.

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Only nine tickets per concert can be bought online. Bookings of ten or more seats for the same concert are eligible for the group booking discount of 20%. Please call the London Philharmonic Orchestra Group Booking Line on 020 7840 4205 for further details.

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London Philharmonic Orchestra ticket office: 020 7840 4242
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In person at Southbank Centre: no transaction fee.

Minimum age

7.30pm concerts are not recommended for children of five years and under, and Southbank Centre staff reserve the right to refuse entry to young children for these events. We recommend our FUNharmonics concerts for children.

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'With the LPO offering a refulgent and vibrant performance, Skrowaczewski conjured a first movement at once urgent and heroic, fizzing with intent and incident, in which tender asides melted the heart and the music's recesses were probed ... This Bruckner 3 was as lively and rousing as it was deeply considered and old-school punctilious. It worked a treat! Hopefully, Skrowaczewski has future LPO dates in his diary.'
Colin Anderson, Classical Source, 15 March 2014

'Beilman's interpretation of the Mendelssohn was fresh and inquisitive, technically proficient, but often frustratingly safe. He engaged with the work's expressive potential, but without fully realising it. The Bruckner that followed, by contrast, could hardly have been more consummate, a distinctive and personal interpretation that was clearly the result of a lifetime's experience with the music ... distinctive, often surprising, and utterly unique.'
Gavin Dixon, Orpheus Complex blog, 15 March 2014

'Skrowaczewski paced it to perfection and the orchestra gave him all that glorious brilliance of sound of which it is capable ... Once the music finishes and you consider what has taken place, you realise what a great conductor he is, and that what you have just heard is, in fact, a very great interpretation perfectly achieved.' (5 stars)
Ken Ward, Bachtrack, 16 March 2014

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A tribute, a gift

Exquisite compositions, long in the making.

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

JTI Friday Series

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Bruckner Symphony No. 3 (1889 Nowak edition)

Stanisław Skrowaczewski conductor
Benjamin Beilman violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra

When his musical guiding light Richard Wagner died, Anton Bruckner set about creating a symphonic memorial to the composer who had inspired him more than any other. The first version appeared in 1873, but it took 16 years of fine-tuning before Bruckner’s Third Symphony was just how its composer wanted it – a monolithic memorial that feels intimate and deeply personal, too. Mendelssohn didn’t rush the creation of his Violin Concerto, either. Seven years in the making, Mendelssohn’s exquisite journey through passion, agitation and celebration must have seemed, to its dedicatee the violinist Ferdinand David, like the perfect gift.

Please note latecomers will not be admitted until the interval

Free pre-concert event | 6.00pm–6.45pm | Royal Festival Hall
Musicians from the LPO join students from London Music Masters’ innovative music education programme, the Bridge Project, for a musical celebration. Tonight’s soloist, violinist Benjamin Beilman, works regularly with the students as an Award Holder with LMM, acting as an inspirational role model. See londonmusicmasters.org for more details.

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