Sir Simon
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Celebrating 70: Lessons in Love
Grand Auditorium

  • Sir Simon Rattle conducting an orchestra
    ©: Sébastien Grébille
  • Barbara Hannigan posing with her eyes closed and wearing a furry top
    ©: Elmer De Haas

What you'll hear and see

The music

  • Pierre Boulez Éclatpour quinze instruments
  • George Benjamin Suite from the opera Lessons in Love and Violence
  • Johannes Brahms Symphonie N° 4

The artists

  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Simon Rattle conductor
  • Barbara Hannigan soprano

From his opera Lessons in Love and Violence, described by ResMusica as «a new masterstroke»,

composer George Benjamin has produced a suite which the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by its honorary conductor Sir Simon Rattle, has chosen to perform. Combined with Pierre Boulez’s scintillating Éclat and Johannes Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, one of the pillars of the symphonic repertoire, what the British ensemble and conductor have in store for the Philharmonie audience is indeed a lesson, but more of a masterclass than a lesson in love and violence.


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  • Date Wednesday 15.01.25
  • Time 19:30
  • Duration 75' including a break
  • Venue Grand Auditorium
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