- Egmont Overture
- Piano Concerto No.5 (Emperor)
- Symphony No.3 (Eroica)
- Riyad Nicolas
- Christopher Warren-Green
Christopher Warren Green and LCO champion another young musician by inviting pianist Riyad Nicholas to perform Beethoven’s signature piece: the Emperor Concerto.
It is always challenging for a young musician to take on seminal works which have already been performed to perfection by distinguished, revered artists. Riyad’s pedigree is strong; even at the age of 23 he has many prizes under his fingers. It was after what is described as a failed attempt to perform this piano concerto in 1811 that Beethoven gave in to his deafness and did not perform in public again.
The Warren-Green/LCO mix has gained a notable reputation for their Beethoven performances. ‘Their Beethoven Ninth was one of the best I have ever heard.’ (The Times)
This concert is in aid of the International Rescue Committee and is supported by the Asfari Foundation.
6pm-7pm: Pre-concert Event
LCO New: Explore ‘Inspired by Digital’ 2012/13
Please join us for the world premiere performances of five exciting new works by today’s most promising young composers, written specifically for an LCO ensemble and integrating state-of-the-art technologies developed by researchers at the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM), Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL). This concert is the culmination of ‘Inspired by Digital’, this year’s instalment of our year-long new music series LCO New: Explore, presented in collaboration with C4DM.
‘Inspired by Digital’ is supported by a Pump-Priming Grant from QMUL’s Centre for Public Engagement and by C4DM’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Platform Grant.