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Concert Reviews: 3 February 2016

Lisa Batiashvili

On Wednesday 3 February, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2016 festival Shakespeare400 was in full swing as Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducted a performance of Dvořák’s dramatic overture to Otello, as well as his Sixth Symphony and Brahms’s Double Concerto for violin and cello.

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Concert Reviews: 30 January 2016

Iestyn Davies

In the last of a series of concerts conducted by Jurowski in January, Saturday 30 January, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor led the Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) as well the world premiere of Alexander Raskatov’s Green Mass.

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Concert Reviews: 27 January 2016

Vladimir Jurowski

On Wednesday 27 January, the London Philharmonic Orchestra returned to the Royal Festival Hall with their Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski, for a performance of Schnittke’s Pianissimo, Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2, and Bruckner awe-inspiring Third Symphony.

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Concert Reviews: 9 December 2015

Frank Peter Zimmermann

On Wednesday 9 December, the London Philharmonic Orchestra took to Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall for their final London performance of 2015. The Orchestra was led by Jaap van Zweden in a performance of Wagenaar’s Cyrano de Bergerac Overture, and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, following the world premiere of Violin Concerto No. 2 by LPO Composer in Residence, Magnus Lindberg.

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Concert Reviews: 4 December 2015

Maria Luigia Borsi

On Friday 4 December, the London Philharmonic Orchestra was joined by Enrique Mazzola in a performance of romantic Italian works, including excerpts from Puccini’s Tosca and Nino Rota’s La Strada Suite, as well as Respighi’s orchestral cityscape, Pines of Rome.

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Concert Reviews: 27 November 2015

Susanna Mälkki

Friday 27 November marked Susanna Mälkki’s debut conducting appearance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, leading the Orchestra in a performance of Liadov’s From the Apocalypse and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, as well as Sibelius’s First Symphony.

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Concert Reviews: 25 November 2015

Andrés Orozco-Estrada

On Wednesday 25 November, the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s newly-appointed Principal Guest Conductor, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, led the Orchestra in a performance of Dvořák’s bewitching Cello Concerto, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.

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