Simon Rattle unrolls his LSO desert island yearNews
The conductor this morning confirmed contents of his final season in London before taking up his Munich agreement.
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts ‘desert island’ favourites – Adams’ Harmonielehre, Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony and new Betsy Jolas work
The final concerts Sir Simon Rattle conducts as the LSO’s Music Director before coming Conductor Emeritus sees him celebrating with a number of personal favourites. He revisits John Adams’ Harmonielehre for a Half Six Fix concert on 19 April, the LSO ‘s shorter, early evening concerts, with a more relaxed atmosphere. Harmonielehre is programmed along with Debussy’s La Mer, and Ravel’s Daphis and Chloé Suite No 2 on the following evening. For his final two Barbican concerts in June Sir Simon conducts a new commission by Betsy Jolas, and Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie. Sir Simon also leads the Orchestra on a tour to Australia with concerts in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in late April and early May 2023.