London Symphony Orchestra concerts in Madrid, London with Yo-Yo Ma

Jun 3, 2013

This Wednesday, Michael Tilson Thomas returns to the podium of the London Symphony Orchestra as the ensemble’s Principal Guest Conductor for concerts in Madrid (June 5) and at London’sBarbican Centre (June 9, 11, 12). In the Spanish capital, MTT and the LSO present a program comprising Aaron Copland’s Quiet CityBenjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, and Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins MTT and the LSO in London for their Barbican performances. On June 9, Ma guests in Shostakovich’sFirst Cello Concerto  in a concert program that reprises Britten’sYoung Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and includes Copland’s Orchestral Variations and Short Symphony. For their second Barbican concert on June 11, MTT leads the LSO in Copland’s Quiet City, Britten’s Prince of the Pagodas  suite, and Shostakovich’s Second Cello Concerto with Ma. On June 12, MTT caps off his June LSO performances with Copland’s Inscape, Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony, and Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, also with Ma.
Prior to his Barbican performances, MTT will participate in an Artist ConversationJoin him.

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