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8:00 PM , Marquee TV

2020: Interrupted stories

Streamed concert

VIVALDI Overture, La verità in cimento
SPOHR Symphony No. 2
HONEGGER Pastorale d’été

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Mary Bevan soprano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Life comes at you fast. In 1720, Vivaldi composes a dazzling overture for a carnival. In 1820, after two decades of war and revolution, Louis Spohr salutes his hero Beethoven in a symphony that pulses with drama. In 1920, Arthur Honegger watches sunrise over the Swiss Alps, and Arthur Bliss throws a riotous cocktail party. 2020 hasn’t been quite what anyone expected, either: and while we can’t (yet) end our 2020 Vision series the way we’d planned, with Sir James MacMillan’s new Christmas Oratorio, we’re finishing with a musical tale of hope shattered – and then restored – from one of Britain’s most original living composers.

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Part of 2020 Vision

This concert will be filmed live at the Royal Festival Hall by Silent Studios and will be broadcast online by our streaming partner Marquee TV. The concert will premiere at 8pm on Wednesday 30 December and will be available for you to enjoy at home free of charge for an initial 7-day period.

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