Barbican Centre tickets 3 March 2024 - Kirill Gerstein, London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle: Listening to America – Harris, Adams & Gershwin | GoComGo.com

Kirill Gerstein, London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle: Listening to America – Harris, Adams & Gershwin

Barbican Centre, London, Great Britain
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Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: London, Great Britain
Starts at: 19:00
Duration: 2h
Cast
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Creators
Composer: George Gershwin
Composer: John Adams
Composer: Roy Harris
Programme
George Gershwin: Let `Em Eat Cake
George Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major
Roy Harris: Symphony No. 3
John Adams: Frenzy
George Gershwin: Strike up the Band
Overview

A new work by John Adams is flanked by Gershwin’s most seductive tunes.

John Adams always has something interesting to say about the world we live in. Any new work he produces soon shows up in concert halls across the globe – so hear Frenzy here first. Roy Harris’ Third Symphony is a miniature epic, offering up a tragic glimpse of dust bowl-era America. George Gershwin paints a more ebullient picture of life across the Pond, transporting us to the roaring twenties in his razzle-dazzle Piano Concerto, complete with Charleston rhythms. Keep an ear out for some of his biggest melodies in two delicious musical theatre overtures.

Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor Emeritus of the LSO, has a long history with John Adams, audible in every confident note of the LSO’s performance. Seize your chance to hear Kirill Gerstein tackle its addictive blend of classical and jazz.

Venue Info

Barbican Centre - London
Location   Silk Street

The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the Barbican Estate of the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe. The centre hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions. It also houses a library, three restaurants, and a conservatory.

The London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra are based in the center's Concert Hall. In 2013, it once again became the London-based venue of the Royal Shakespeare Company following the company's departure in 2001.

In to two theatre spaces play host to the finest international theatre, dance and performance by artists and companies who are challenging the idea of what theatre can be.

An icon of Brutalist architecture, the Barbican is one of the UK’s architectural treasures.

Working with a site almost completely razed by the Blitz, the Barbican’s architects, Chamberlain, Powell, and Bon, seized the opportunity to propose a radical transformation of how we live in buildings and cities.

The result is one of London’s most ambitious and unique architectural achievements: a city within a city that is raised above street level and draws on a rich palette of references, from ancient Roman fortresses and French Modernism to Mediterranean holidays and Scandinavian design.

Important Info
Type: Classical Concert
City: London, Great Britain
Starts at: 19:00
Duration: 2h
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