Thursday, February 12, 2009

Soloist Richard Goode Performs with London Symphony Orchestra: Mozart's Piano Concerto No 18

'It is virtually impossible to walk away from one of Mr. Goode's recitals without the sense of having gained some new insight, subtly or otherwise, into the works he played or about pianism itself.' New York Times

The LSO is delighted to welcome the pianist Richard Goode (pictured) who will be making his debut performance with the Orchestra. A native of New York, Goode studied with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music and with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute. His numerous prizes over the years include the Young Concert Artists Award, First Prize in the Clara Haskil Competition, the Avery Fisher Prize, and a Grammy Award with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. Goode’s recording of the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos is out on Nonesuch Records in March 2009.

South African-born tenor, Colin Lee has rapidly established himself as one of Britain's leading young tenors in the bel canto repertoire. Since his début in 2000, he has been on the ENO's Young Singers Programme and has worked with many of the major UK and European Opera Houses as well as in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

LSO President Sir Colin Davis will celebrate his 50th anniversary of conducting the Orchestra in June 2009. Sir Colin has recorded widely with Philips, BMG and Erato. Recent releases on LSO Live include Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini and Tippett’s A Child of Our Time.

Sir Colin has been awarded international honours by Italy, France, Germany and Finland and was named a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2001. Sir Colin’s recording of Sibelius's Kullervo Symphony received a BBC Music magazine Award in April 2007 and he was given the Yehudi Menuhin Prize for working with young people by the Queen of Spain in 2003.

22 & 23 February 2009, 7.30pm, Barbican
MOZART Piano Concerto No 18
BERLIOZ Te Deum
Sir Colin Davis conductor
Richard Goode piano
Colin Lee tenor
London Symphony Chorus
The Choir of Eltham College Children’s Choir

Tickets to Barbican concerts: £7 - £32
Secure online booking at lso.co.uk (£1.50 booking fee)
Box office: 020 7638 8891 open 9am – 8pm Mon-Sat, 11am – 8pm Sun (£2.50 booking fee)
In person at the Advance Box Office in the Barbican centre
(Mon-Sat 9am – 9pm; Sun 12pm – 9pm)

1 comment:

Amanda said...

That is a great quote - and quite fitting.