Preview: The London Symphony Orchestra at Portsmouth Guildhall (21/3/2014)

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Whether you’re interested in classical music or just feel like doing something more cultured than heading down to Bevois Valley this Friday night, Portsmouth Guildhall are offering what might just be the perfect thing for you!

Conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the London Symphony Orchestra will perform Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, also known as the ‘Italian’ Symphony. This will be joined by a performance of Mendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ Symphony (No. 3), with both pieces demonstrating the composer’s love of travel, and elegant, uplifting style of composition.

The principal soloist for the evening will be Alina Ibragimova, a Russian violinist who has previously played in orchestras including the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra. Ibragimova will be pitted against the Orchestra as she performs Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D minor.

There is also a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm with Gareth Davies for those of you who would like to find out more about the orchestra.

Like many classical music concerts, seeing the LSO perform locally with such a legendary composer is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and certainly not one to be missed!

Tickets are only £10 for students, and are available here.

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