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London Chamber Orchestra


Symphony No. 85 (La Reine)
Arias from The Marriage of Figaro – Dove sono i bei momenti; Porgi, amor, qualche, ristoro; Voi che sapete
Aria from The Magic Flute – Ach, ich fühl’s
Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)


Lucy Crowe
Christopher Warren-Green

Napoleon was a regular opera-goer and an admirer of Italian vocal music in particular. He was impressed by Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and famously described The Marriage of Figaro as ‘the Revolution in action’.

Beethoven was vehemently opposed to repression of any kind. He initially dedicated his Third Symphony to Napoleon, whom he saw as a great hero and an upholder of democracy. But when he heard that Napoleon had declared himself Emperor, he angrily scratched out the dedication. The concert opens with La Reine, one of Haydn’s Paris Symphonies and a favourite of the ill-fated Marie Antoinette.

6.30pm: Pre-concert event
All ticket holders are invited to join a free Q&A in the auditorium with LCO Music Director Christopher Warren-Green, composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad and LCO Education and Outreach Artistic Director Rosemary Warren-Green, ahead of the world premiere of I Am You, Brave and Strong that LCO performs at its next concert at Cadogan Hall on 6 May. (Please note there is no reserved seating for this pre-concert event.)

Part of London Chamber Orchestra 2015-16

London Chamber Orchestra

A performance of Schoenberg’s setting of Byron’s 'Ode' for narrator, string quartet and piano. Written while in exile in America during the Second World War, it was designed to show allegiance...

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Two Beethoven Fifths - the Fifth Symphony and the Fifth Piano Concerto, the 'Emperor', with soloist Yevgeny Sudbin, hailed as ‘one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century’.

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Transcending musical boundaries trumpeter Alison Balsom plays and directs a programme including works by Corelli, Tartini, Bach, Albinoni, Vivaldi and Handel.

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Riccardo Minasi conducts Beethoven's Violin Concerto, with the American violinist Benjamin Beilman, and Mendelssohn's 'Italian' Symphony. Cherubini's Overture to Médée opens the concert.

London Chamber Orchestra

A world premiere by Cheryl Frances-Hoad in which LCO is joined by participants from Music Junction, plus Haydn's 'Military' Symphony and overtures by Beethoven and his contemporary Catel.

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