2017/18 Season Trailer
Welcome to the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017/18 season at Royal Festival Hall
Royal Festival Hall 2017/18
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Can I exchange my tickets?You may exchange your tickets for another concert in the Orchestra's 2017/18 season or exchange for a credit note, provided the tickets are returned to the London Philharmonic Orchestra ticket office, and arrive at least two working days before the concert. We do not offer refunds unless a concert is cancelled.
Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey
Thomas Adès Powder Her Face Suite*
Gerald Barry Organ Concerto† (London premiere)
Libretto by André Gide
Thomas Adès conductor
Thomas Trotter organ
Toby Spence tenor
Dame Kristin Scott Thomas narrator
London Philharmonic Choir
Trinity Boys Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra
'For a composer, Stravinsky is like a terminus that you have to go through to get anywhere', says Thomas Adès. 'I love everything he did.' So we're particularly excited that he's agreed to conduct Stravinsky's astonishingly fresh and distinctive re-telling of the myth of Perséphone: part ballet, part choral melodrama, all Stravinsky. Toby Spence sings the part of the priest Eumolpus; but first, Thomas Trotter unleashes the new organ concerto by the Irish master of musical anarchy, Gerald Barry. And Adès conducts his own sideways tribute to Stravinsky: a suite, with two new movements, from his deliciously decadent first opera Powder Her Face.
Concert generously supported by Victoria Robey OBE.
* Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with the generous support of The Boltini Trust, Berliner Philharmoniker, Philadelphia Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall and Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
† Commissioned by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Southbank Centre, London, and Raidió Teilifís Éireann
This performance is being broadcast live by BBC Radio 3 and will be available online in the UK for 30 days via iPlayer.
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