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London Symphony Orchestra, Cynthia Millar, Steven Osborne, Jonathan Nott
Programme to include:
Beethoven Symphony No 2
London Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Nott conductor
Cynthia Millar ondes-Martenot
Steven Osborne piano
British conductor Jonathan Nott brings the LSO’s 2013/14 season to a close, with a work featuring the ondes Martenot – a truly unique electronic theramin-like instrument, and what’s considered the last in Beethoven’s ’early’ works.
This event takes place at Barbican Centre, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
The London Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading orchestras.
Its many activities include an energetic and ground-breaking education and community programme LSO Discovery, a record company LSO Live, a music education centre LSO St Luke's and pioneering work in the field of digital music.
Since its formation in 1904 it has always attracted excellent players from all over the world, many of whom have flourishing solo, chamber music and teaching careers alongside their orchestral work. The LSO draws on an enviable roster of soloists and conductors, including Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev and Principal Guest Conductors Daniel Harding and Michael Tilson Thomas.
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Scottish classical pianist and winner of the BBC Young Musician Of The Year Competition and Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Of The Year.
Concerto performances take Steven Osborne to orchestras all over the world including visits to the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Vienna Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum, Oslo Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Danish National Radio, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, RTVE Madrid, Sydney Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Oregon Symphony and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
'... he not only gave compelling, sometimes melting performances but also spoke feelingly about the music... Beautifully spoken, beautifully played (New York Times)
'Steven Osborne's piano-playing was some of the finest I have heard...' (The Times)
'Steven Osborne brought to Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1 his distinctive brand of musical vitality and spontaneity, a fresh and spritely view on a popular work' (The Scotsman)
'The audience, as one, was agog... Osborne's attack is ferocious and fearless, his tenderness beyond words... This is the best it gets' (The Observer)
'Osborne has absolutely nailed the work... he played it with glittering panache and awesome brilliance' (The Guardian).
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