London Philharmonic Orchestra with Anne-Sophie Mutter

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 7:30PM
The Bridgewater Hall

<h6><b>London Philharmonic Orchestra with Anne-Sophie Mutter</b></h6>

Anne-Sophie Mutter violin | Lukasz Borowicz conductor

Berlioz Le Carnaval Romain (9') | Penderecki Violin Concerto No. 2 (38') | Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 (46')

Tickets: £42.50 - £17.50
Concessions available until 1 April 2018.
£7.50 student standby tickets available on the day.
(All ticket prices include £2.50 booking fee)

Anne-Sophie Mutter needs no introduction to LPO audiences; the orchestra has enjoyed a long musical partnership with this incomparable artist. The prospect of hearing her luminous tone and effortless command in Penderecki's impassioned Second Violin Concerto, which was written especially for her, is genuinely exciting, as is the opportunity to hear it conducted by Lukasz Borowicz, who has worked closely with the composer.

Bookending the programme are works of celebration and of war. Berlioz’s overture Le Carnaval Romain, based on his opera 'Benvenuto Cellini', expertly conjures the atmosphere of Rome, bustling with excitement during Carnival. Writing in the late months of the Second World War, Prokofiev channelled his sense of hope and 'the greatness of the human spirit' into his Fifth Symphony, which premiered in Moscow in 1945 to the sound of gunfire.