Sir John Eliot Gardiner will be conducting the Monteverdi Choir, London Symphony Orchestra and violinist Alina Ibragimova at Barbican Hall, in a performance of Mendelssohn's "Violin Concerto" and "Symphony No.2 Lobgesang".
John Eliot Gardiner is an English conductor best-known for his performances of baroque music – especially that of JS Bach. He founded the English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique.
Alina Ibragimova is a Russian/British violinist who has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam to Vienna’s Musikverein. She was awarded an MBE in 2016 for her services to music.
The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is the resident orchestra of the Barbican Centre and is the oldest of London’s symphony orchestras. It was recently rated by Gramophone as one of the top five orchestras in the world.
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