Witold Lutoslawski's music among others at Southbank Centre

Third Symphony conducted by Thomas Ades


26 September 2018, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX

There’s a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh.

Thomas Adès has one of his own pieces at the centre of this performance: the ‘concerto for piano’ that he created in 2008.

The multifaceted pianist Kirill Gerstein helps him bring it to life tonight, throwing new light on two definitive 20th-century classics – Lutoslawski’s grand, glittering Third Symphony and Stravinsky running off the leash amidst the glamour of 1940s Los Angeles.

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