The orchestra is joined by its Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda for a cinematic programme overflowing with luscious melodies and stirring revolutionary tunes
London Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
Mikhail Pletnev Piano
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2
Shostakovich Symphony No 11
The world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra brings both power and passion to this programme, led by its Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
Rachmaninoff’s intoxicating Second Piano Concerto marked his triumphant return to composing following a four-year recovery from the disastrous premiere of his First Symphony. The concerto is gloriously romantic, with its heart-soaring melodies that have featured in film scores from Brief Encounter to Bridget Jones’s Diary. It’s brought to life in the hands of Mikhail Pletnev, one of the greatest pianists of his generation.
Shostakovich’s Eleventh Symphony drew on stories shared around his family table, particularly those of his father who survived St Petersburg’s Bloody Sunday massacre. The cinematic work features stirring revolutionary songs, painting a vivid musical portrait of blood-soaked battle.
'The LSO, who clearly admire him, were at the peak of their powers all evening' The Guardian on Gianandrea Noseda and the London Symphony Orchestra
The London Symphony Orchestra Residency is supported by Dunard Fund