February concerts with the LPO
We start the month with Siegfried, the third, and sunniest, part of Wagner's epic Ring Cycle. At London's Southbank Centre we perform the first concert in our bold new festival, 2020 vision, with music by Beethoven, Péter Eötvös and Scriabin in 2001: New Century, new sounds. Our residency in Brigton continues with Love and Loss on 15 February and in Eastbourne with Light and shadow on 23 February.
Join us to experience the wonder of orchestral music.
Fantasy and revolution | 22 February 2020
A mainstay in any list of best symphonies, Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ threatens to overshadow any piece programmed with it. Widmann’s haunting Lied for Orchestra undoubtedly doesn’t allow that to happen, with Ravel’s escapist fantasy Shéhérazade completing the programme.
Light and shadow | 23 February 2020
Sibelius’s atmospheric Violin Concerto, performed by the award-winning French violinist Fanny Clamagirand, is classical music’s very own slice of Scandinavian noir.
Join us at Congress Theatre, Eastbourne.
New visions | 26 February 2020
The late Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Book of Visions brings enchanting warmth to warm this late February concert, with the dreams of summer lingering in the air and music alike. Sergej Krylov champions Spohr in a show-stopping performance of his Violin Concerto No. 2.
Poetry and belief | 28 February 2020
Revolutions need not be noisy. Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto may not start loud, presenting an enigma that Osmo Vänskä and Jeremy Denk relish in teasing an audience with. A concert of music that - as Beethoven once put it - comes from the heart and goes straight to the heart.
See our full listings to explore other concerts this season.