Shakespeare 400

An introduction to the ways in which composers have been inspired by Shakespeare.

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Royal Festival Hall 2015/16

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London Philharmonic Orchestra ticket office: 020 7840 4242
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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.


Shakespeare400: Otello

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Dvořák and Brahms

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London, SE1 8XX

Dvořák Overture, Otello
Brahms Double Concerto for violin and cello
Dvořák Symphony No. 6

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor
Lisa Batiashvili violin
Maximilian Hornung cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra

After a rapturous performance of his Slavonic Rhapsody with the Vienna Philharmonic in 1879, Dvořák promised the orchestra and its conductor Hans Richter a new symphony. When Dvořák played through the score at the piano a year later, Richter embraced him after each movement. Richter eventually conducted the Symphony here in London in 1882, a work whose unprecedented breadth and power and stream of unfolding, growing ideas made the composer’s name in this city. One commentator has said of the piece that it ‘outstrips Brahms in its radiance and freshness’. Judge for yourself as Lisa Batiashvili and Maximilian Hornung perform the ‘endless love song between two instruments’ that is Brahms’s Double Concerto.

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Are you a student or under 26?

You can benefit from discounted tickets to this concert through our NOISE scheme. Students are eligible for £4 tickets and under 26 year olds are eligible for £8 tickets (ID required). 

Call the box office on 0207 840 4242 for details and to book tickets (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm).

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