Helen Grime is one of the most exciting composers working in Britain today. Photo: Jonathan Wrather
Helen's new commission for the LSO precedes a performance of Mahler's great Symphony No 9, the composer's last, and a work he was destined never to hear in his lifetime. And that ties in with another of Rattle's themes – pieces that the composer never heard, other than in his or her head.
Superstitious about the ninth symphony – the last such work for several composers – Mahler avoided numbering his ninth symphonic composition with the number 9 – and died after writing this piece, which does bear that number.
The symphony is colossal in scale, and calls for a massive orchestra, making it a very exciting piece to witness.
Book now for what is destined to be a very powerful occasion: Rattle has transformed the LSO, and every one of their concerts together in future is a date for the diary.
|What||Mahler 9, Rattle and the LSO, Barbican|
Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP
|Nearest tube||Barbican (underground)|
19 Apr 18 – 26 Apr 18, two performances of the same programme
|Price||£10 - £55|
|Website||Click here for more information and booking|