Concert reviews The Midsummer Marriage 25 September

We had a fantastic evening opening our 2021/22 season, which was also the first concert with our new Principal Conductor Edward Gardner! Here are some of the press reviews of our performance of Tippett’s The Midsummer Marriage:


“For his debut concert as Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic, Edward Gardner made an inspired choice – and executed it superbly”
★★★★★ from The Telegraph


“The real stars were the London Philharmonic Orchestra”
★★★★ from The Times


“The evening belonged to Gardner, his orchestra and choruses, outstanding throughout, and simply unforgettable”
★★★★ from The Guardian


“The playing of the LPO under Gardner’s direction was simply incandescent, and found the perfect balance between rhythmic acuity and midsummer-infused warmth of tone”

★★★★ from Bachtrack 


“This concert performance was certainly an auspicious start to Edward Gardner’s tenure at the helm of the LPO – we can’t wait to see how it develops”
★★★★ from MusicOMH


“The result was enthralling’
★★★★ from Broadway World

“The LPO revelled in Tippett’s demanding writing with a virtuoso response – sensitive and soft when required during passages of lyrical beauty”

Classical Source


"Gardner...ignited sparks in the second and third acts'

★★★★ The Arts Desk