The London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), one of Britain’s top symphony orchestras whose long and illustrious career is recognised for the excellence of its performance together with its avant-garde spirit, returns to Madrid where it will perform two concerts at the Auditorio Nacional de Música on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December with a different programme each night, within the concert series organised by Ibermúsica. Both concerts will be conducted by the LOP’s Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski, one of today’s most sought-after conductors, acclaimed worldwide for his incisive musicianship and adventurous artistic commitment. On Friday 9th at 22:30 the audience will have the opportunity to listen to Mahler’s superb 4th Symphony together with Dvorák´s Cello Concerto in B minor performed by Adolfo Gutiérrez, one of the world’s most outstanding cellists. On Saturday night the orchestra will play a programme of works by Glinka, Chaikovski and Chopin, whose Piano Concerto Nº1 will be performed by Canadian piano sensation Jan Lisiecki, considered one of today´s most outstanding pianists.
This event forms part of Classics for all, a British Council programme whose aim is to promote innovation and excellence in the classical music and opera fields. It includes a wide variety of activities for all audiences that together constitute a magnificent introduction to the classical world by a selection of top British artists. The live streaming of performances from the Royal Opera House in London, our collaboration with the Teatro Real in Madrid in the context of the bicentenary year of its opening or the Year of British Music held for professionals at the Casa da Música in Porto, Portugal are just some of the projects included in Classics for all in 2017.