February Highlights for the London Symphony Orchestra
On 10 February 2011, Hélène Grimaud, considered one of today’s finest pianists, will join the London Symphony Orchestra to perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. Under the baton of Daniel Harding, the concert will also include two great works by Richard Strauss: Don Juan and Also sprach Zarathustra.
Daniel Harding returns to conduct the LSO on 17 February performing Wagner’s tender Symphonic Poem Siegfried Idyll composed as a birthday present for his wife Cosima after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869. The Orchestra also performs Strauss’s Tod und Verklärung and, opening the concert, Janine Jansen performs Brahms’s Violin Concerto.
On 19 February, presenter Rachel Leach leads a fun-filled afternoon for families at the LSO Discovery Family Concert, In the Woods, featuring evocative music by Dvorák, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev.