Behind the scenes
- Francisco Coll Ciudad sin Sueño (Fantasia for piano and orchestra) (world premiere)*
- Gustavo Gimeno conductor
- Javier Perianes piano
With Gustavo Gimeno at the helm, the LPO presents an evening of colour and fantasy.
A flash of light, a cascade of sparks: when Stravinsky’s The Firebird bursts into dazzling, glittering life, it’s the portal to a new sonic universe of fantasy and colour. Guest conductor Gustavo Gimeno guides us through that world tonight, from the simmering energy of Stravinsky’s youthful Scherzo fantastique to the perfumed harmonies and moonlit rapture of de Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain. Expect pure ravishment from pianist Javier Perianes, and some wonderful surprises too, as Perianes premieres a brand new concerto from one of Spain’s most imaginative young composers.
Fri 16 Feb 2024, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
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*Co-commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel and Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía.
Seldom, if ever, have I encountered such a combination of evident modesty and utter brilliance.
The Sunday Times on Javier Perianes