London Philharmonic Orchestra 2010/11 Season begins at the Royal Festival Hall
Wednesday 22 September | 7.30pm
Mahler & Zemlinsky
Principal conductor Vladimir Jurowski opens the new season with the first of our Mahler Anniversary concerts. Mahler's magisterial Symphony No. 3 is a passionate portrayal of nature that balances the darkly primeval with utopian visions of the pastoral. Featuring the London Philharmonic Choir and the Trinity Boys Choir, this is sure to open the new season in style! This remarkable work is preceded by the haunting and deeply moving Six Maeterlinck Songs by Mahler's colleague and rival, Alexander Zemlinsky, sung by mezzo soprano Petra Lang.
Saturday 25 September | 7.30pm
Haydn, D'Amico, Dufay & Bartók
The Orchestra is joined by celebrated vocal quartet The Hilliard Ensemble for a vibrant programme that spans centuries and travels between the East and West. The Hilliard Ensemble will explore the Byzantine as they perform works by 15th century composer Dufay including his exquisite lament on the fall of Constantinople, and the world première of Matteo D'Amico's Flight from Byzantium. Haydn's Symphony No. 63 (La Roxelane) and Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin are also included in this fantastic concert.