Sir Simon Rattle will be conducting the London Symphony Orchestra and violinist Christian Tetzlaff at the opening concert of the Barbican's 2017/18 season.
They will be performing some classical works by Helen Grime, Harrison Birtwistle, Thomas Ades, Oliver Knussen and Elgar.
Grime -- Fanfare (world premiere)
Birtwistle -- Violin Concerto
Ades -- Asyla
Knussen -- Symphony No 3
Elgar -- Variations on an Original Theme, 'Enigma'
Sir Simon Rattle originally rose to fame with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, before beating Daniel Barenboim for the post of principal conductor at the Berlin Philharmonic. He is also a regular guest conductor for both the Vienna Philharmonic and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is the resident orchestra of the Barbican Centre, and has been in operation since 1904 – London’s oldest surviving orchestra.
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