The London Philharmonic Orchestra has commissioned Bryce Dessner, Golden Globe-nominated composer of the score for The Revenant, to compose one for the Labèque sisters, two performers guaranteed to bring panache and dazzle to anything they play.
The new concerto fits snugly into a concert fittingly entitled Brilliance and Longing – Katia and Mariella Labèque providing the brilliance and Rachmaninov the longing in his songfully melancholic Third Symphony from 1936.
The evening will open with a continuation of this LPO season’s exploration of the works of Stravinsky, this time Jeu des Cartes, written at the same time that Rachmaninov was working on his symphony. Stravinsky’s neo-classical style ballet score features playing-card characters who mirror behaviour in any society’s class system, where haughty Queens and Jacks can be brought down by the lower orders. Conductor John Storgårds deals.
Booking opens 8 Feb 2017. Click here for details of discounts when booking three or more concerts in the London Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017/18 season.
|What||Rachmaninov Symphony No 3, Royal Festival Hall|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
On 13 Apr 18, 7:30 PM – 9:45 PM
|Price||£10 - £65|
|Website||Click here for more information and booking|