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Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Soloist: Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 ('Italian')
Schumann Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 ('Scottish')
Pre-concert talk by Sir John Elliot Gardiner at 6.30pm.
The London Symphony Orchestra, recently voted one of the top five symphony orchestras in the world, is set to be back in Portsmouth for the first time since 1986.
Swinging the baton will be Sir John Eliot Gardiner, one of the most versatile conductors of our time. Founder and artistic director of three ensembles – the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner also appears regularly with the most important European symphony orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Royal Concertgebouw, Czech Philharmonic and the Orchestre Nationale de France.
The concert will include two of Mendelssohn’s symphonies that underline his great passion for travel. The orchestra will open with his Italian symphony, where he captures the colour and elegance of his Italian experiences, and will finish with a musical account of his exciting visit to Scotland in his Symphony No.3, known as the Scottish. These two symphonies will flank Schumann’s rarely performed but highly lyrical violin concerto, played by the hugely talented Alina Ibragimova. She has been the recipient of awards including the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award 2010, Borletti-Buitoni Trust and a Classical BRIT.
"There are some performers who don't so much interpret music as become it, as if it possesses them so completely that there is no difference in the moment of performance between the player, the music, the composer and their audience. And of all the brilliant young violinists around today, it's 27-year-old Alina Ibragimova who embodies this most completely. " - The Guardian
"Violinist Alina Ibragimova performs with “a mixture of total abandonment and total control that is in no way contradictory. She is destined to be a force in the classical music firmament for decades to come”. - The Times (UK)
*BSO Series discounts apply
Make a Portsmouth day out out of it and visit the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard before coming to the concert!
Buy a £36 ticket and recieve a Portsmouth Historic Dockyard day pass for only £4 (valued at £26). Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Tickets available at Portsmouth Guildhall box office only.
Group booking discount available:
10% discount for groups 10+
20% discount for groups 20+
30% discount for groups 30+
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