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It’s all go at the LSO!

Barbican concerts include Stravinsky’s Firebird, Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique symphony and Prokofiev’s violin concerto

02 June, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili is the soloist in Sunday’s Prokovief concert. Photo: Sammy Hart

This weekend is a busy one for the London Symphony Orchestra. On Saturday, Stravinsky’s iconic The Firebird is being played at the Barbican in an LSO Discovery Family Concert with Rachel Leach acting as presenter.

Then, on Sunday morning at the Barbican, you can hear Tchaikovsky’s final symphony – the Pathetique – being rehearsed by the LSO under conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. This is followed on Sunday afternoon by an exploration of the great composer through music and talks at LSO St Luke’s.

Thirdly, the LSO under Tilson Thomas is at the Barbican on Sunday evening for a performance of the Pathetique together with Stravinsky’s Scenes de ballet and Prokofiev’s first violin concerto. Ferocious violinist Lisa Batiashvili is the soloist in the Prokovief concerto – it should be good.

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2, 020 7638 8891, www.barbican.org.uk

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