Sir Simon’s LSO legacy ranges from the ravishing colour and transparency that he brings to French music, to the energy, insight and sheer love that emerges in his interpretations of Mahler. And it will all be on show across two nights: Mahler’s Seventh Symphony, and an evening showcasing American John Adams and two 20th-century French masterpieces in a scintillating combination.
Sir Simon says it feels ‘almost like science fiction, the idea of even getting on a plane, let alone coming to the other side of the world. In the shadow of a global pandemic, the thought of travelling to hear an orchestra or of an orchestra travelling to perform for us has seemed impossible. But it’s happening!’
The MSO is proud to present our dear friends from London, and to share our home with them over two special evenings.