Gareth Davies, London Symphony Orchestra Principal Flute, Performs Nielsen's Flute Concerto with the LSO, conducted by Xian Zhang

LSO Principal Flute Gareth Davies will perform Nielsen’s Flute Concerto with the Orchestra, conducted by Xian Zhang, at the Barbican on Wednesday 9 November. Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin Suite and Zemlinsky’s The Mermaid complete the programme.

Gareth Davies joined the LSO as Principal Flute in 2000 and is a prolific blogger for the Orchestra on tour. Gareth’s blog posts can be found at http://lsoontour.wordpress.com/. Gareth has recorded Nielsen’s Flute Concerto for the Naxos label.

Xian Zhang performs regularly with the London Symphony Orchestra and is Music Director of Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and Artistic Director of the NJO / Dutch Orchestra and Ensemble Academy.

The performance of Nielsen’s Flute Concerto complements the Orchestra’s ongoing cycle of Nielsen’s Symphonies with Sir Colin Davis which comes to a close in December, with performances of Symphony No 2 ‘The Four Temperaments’ (4 & 6 December) and Symphony No 3 ‘Sinfonia espansiva’ (11 & 13 December).

Wednesday 9 November 2011, 7.30pm, Barbican
BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin - Suite
NIELSEN Flute Concerto
ZEMLINSKY The Mermaid
Xian Zhang conductor
Gareth Davies flute
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: £10 £15 £19.50 £27 £35
Secure online booking at lso.co.uk (booking fee)
Box office: 020 7638 8891 open Mon-Sat 10am – 8pm, Sun 11am-8pm (booking fee)
In person at the Advance Box Office in the Barbican centre (no booking fee)
(Mon-Sat 10am – 9pm; Sun 12pm – 9pm)

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