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Leningrad Symphony

Belief and Beyond Belief: War and Peace

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad)

Andrés Orozco-Estrada conductor
Inon Barnatan piano*

Composed in a city under siege, smuggled through enemy lines and played through loudspeakers at the surrounding Nazi forces, the story of Shostakovich's 'Leningrad' Symphony has become a parable of human endurance amidst the 20th century’s darkest horrors. This is music literally from the front line, and with its huge orchestra and bold musical imagery, it still speaks with an unparalleled directness. The Orchestra's dynamic Principal Guest Conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada directs the massed forces, and partners pianist Inon Barnatan in Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto. The majesty on display here is that of art plus an unshakeable human spirit.

*Generously supported by the Embassy of the State of Israel to the United Kingdom.

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