London Philharmonic Orcherstra: Jan Lisiecki plays Beethoven

Congress Theatre
London Philharmonic Orcherstra: Jan Lisiecki plays Beethoven


Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) (38')

Sibelius Symphony No. 2 (44’)


Tarmo Peltokoski, Conductor

Jan Lisiecki, Piano

Imagine a swelling river of sound; a musical voyage that begins amid the tranquillity of nature and ends in a surge of triumph. That’s Sibelius’s Second Symphony, and there are few experiences in classical music more invigorating, or more stirring. For the young Finnish conductor Tarmo Peltokoski, Sibelius is a national hero, and Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki takes centre stage to showcase the grandeur and glory of Beethoven’s mighty ‘Emperor’ Concerto – a work dedicated to the composer’s patron and friend, Archduke Rudolf.

‘*Please note the piano concerto being performed on Sunday 13 April has changed from the information advertised in the brochure. Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 has been replaced with Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor), performed by Jan Lisiecki.’

‘Watch out - here comes a genius!’

Diapason magazine on Tarmo Peltokoski

‘... a gift too rare to be squandered ...’

Gramophone magazine on Jan Lisiecki

‘... perhaps the most complete pianist of his age ...’

BBC Music Magazine on Jan Lisiecki