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Join OGA for London Symphony Orchestra Concert

08 November 2017

Join Old Girls of Edgbaston High School on Thursday 11 January 2018 at a concert given by the London Symphony Orchestra. Celebrating the school’s strong commitment to the Arts this event, held in the splendour of the Barbican Hall, provides Old Girls in London and from further afield with the opportunity to gather for an evening of world-class music with the LSO and internationally-renowned conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

Rattle led the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 1980-1998 and recently made his much-anticipated return to the UK from Germany to take the position of Music Director of the LSO.

Discounted tickets for this concert are available to EHS Old Girls at a cost of £32 each.

Venue and timings
Thursday 11 January 2018
London Symphony Orchestra Concert, Barbican Hall, London (EC2Y 8DS)
7.30pm - 9.30pm. Meet for pre-concert drinks at 6.45pm.

About the Concert

SCHUBERT Symphony No 8, ‘Unfinished’
MAHLER Rückert Lieder
Interval
HANDEL Three Arias
RAMEAU Les Boréades - Suite
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Sir Simon Rattle collaborates with international opera star Magdalena Kožená, in a rare combination of great Romantics and Baroque masters.

Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony is shrouded in mystery. Why the composer left only two movements is a great enigma; but what is certain is that the fragments that remain are like nothing heard before, with a pervading sense of nervousness reflecting the composer’s own personal turmoil. Mahler’s Rückert Lieder, too, goes against the grain – a cycle of songs with no clear structure, with each piece standing out for its individual beauty.

Combined with these works are two masters of the Baroque. In contrast to the intensely personal works of their Romantic successors, Rameau and Handel perfectly exploit the most delicate of textures, with lilting rhythms portraying mystical intrigues of courtly love, outdoor adventure and ancient legend.

Book your tickets now

Do not miss out on this fantastic opportunity! Reserve your tickets now. Send an email with your booking form (below) to oldgirls@edgbastonhigh.co.uk . We are able to accept cheques made payable to EHS Old Girls’ Association, or can accept debit/credit card payments over the telephone via the Bursary Office: 0121 454 5831.

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