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Mutter plays Penderecki

Plus Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

Panufnik Heroic Overture*
Krzysztof Penderecki Violin Concerto No. 2 (Metamorphosen)*
Prokofiev Symphony No. 5

Łukasz Borowicz conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter violin
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Anne-Sophie Mutter needs no introduction to LPO audiences – we're honoured to have enjoyed a long musical partnership with this incomparable artist. The prospect of hearing her luminous tone and effortless command in Penderecki's impassioned Second Violin Concerto, which was written especially for her, is genuinely exciting, as is the opportunity to hear it conducted by Łukasz Borowicz, who's worked closely with the composer. Two powerful wartime testimonies begin and end the programme: Panufnik's Heroic Overture, written by a composer who witnessed the fall of Warsaw, and Prokofiev's mighty 'symphony of the greatness of the human spirit', premiered in Moscow in 1945 to the sound of gunfire.

* Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the multi-annual programme NIEPODLEGŁA 2017–2021

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Concert generously supported by Dior

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