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7:30 PM , Royal Festival Hall , London

2001: New century, new sounds


Beethoven Symphony No. 1
Péter Eötvös Snatches of a Conversation 
Scriabin Symphony No. 2 

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Marco Blaauw trumpet
Omar Ebrahim speaker
London Philharmonic Orchestra

With the anarchic chords that open his First Symphony, Ludwig van Beethoven threw open the doors on a universe of new musical possibilities. A century later, in 1901, the young Alexander Scriabin wrote a Second Symphony whose surging melodies and ardent spirit stand on the brink of a new revelation: and in 2001, Péter Eötvös’s brilliantly quirky trumpet concerto revels in its imaginative freedom. In the first concert of our 2020 Vision project, Vladimir Jurowski celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday the way he would have wanted – a conversation between the past, the present and the future of music.

Generously supported by Cockayne and the London Community Foundation.

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This performance is being broadcast by BBC Radio 3 on Friday 14 February and will be available online in the UK for 30 days via iPlayer.

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Join us for a free pre-concert event
6.15pm — 6.45pm | Royal Festival Hall
What is the relationship between the past, present and future? Through 2020 Vision we examine what works spanning centuries have to say about one another, and how they enhance our present understanding of them. LPO Chief Executive & Artistic Director Timothy Walker discusses the idea behind 2020 Vision with writer and broadcaster Oliver Soden.

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