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London Symphony Orchestra / John Adams

 29 October 2015 at 7.30pm 

London Symphony Orchestra / John Adams

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

John Adams conductor
Leila Josefowicz violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Essential American composer John Adams brings his own take on storytelling to the Barbican including a new dramatic symphony for violin and orchestra.

Performed by close collaborator and new music champion Leila Josefowicz, Adam’s latest work takes the idea of the original Scheherazade into the present day and “imagines a modern woman storyteller/hostage whose strength of character and powers of endurance are tested over and over”. There are more traditional tales to be told in the first half with Ravel’s youthful ballet score Mother Goose, featuring Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb and Beauty and the Beast.

Maurice Ravel : Pavane pour une infante défunte
Maurice Ravel : Mother Goose
John Adams : Scheherazade.2

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