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In 2010/11 the London Philharmonic Orchestra presents music new and old that can help us understand ourselves, our world and even our universe. At the season’s core is a survey of the music of Gustav Mahler. No other composer has created such a powerful philosophy of life in such consistently pleasing music. Where Mahler sought to understand the physical and emotional world around him, subsequent composers have gone a step further. Music by Gustav Holst, John Adams, Brett Dean and Julian Anderson – the latter joining the Orchestra this season as Composer in Residence – takes us beyond the confines of our own planet like only music can.
Back here on earth we are seeing and hearing the effect of Vladimir Jurowski’s three years as the Orchestra’s Principal Conductor: at home and abroad critical acclaim for his concerts and recordings with the Orchestra is increasingly rapturous. Principal Guest Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin has already conjured performances of atmosphere and intelligence in his two seasons with the London Philharmonic Orchestra; we look forward to his relationship continuing to flourish.
There’s varied, entertaining, challenging and rewarding music throughout the season. As always, artists renowned and upcoming join the Orchestra – all of them united by quality. We look forward to appearances from Evgeny Kissin, Emanuel Ax, Vasily Petrenko, Edward Gardner, Marin Alsop, Hilliard Ensemble, Petra Lang and Leonidas Kavakos among others.
London Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski speaks about the responsibilities of this position with the orchestra. Includes rehearsal footage. Soundtrack: Brahms Symphony No 2, 4th movement.
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