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London Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Gardner, conductor

Randall Goosby, violin

Thu Oct 10 | 8PM

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TANIA LEÓN Raices (Origins)

BARBER Violin Concerto, Op. 14, featuring Randall Goosby

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

With American violinist Randall Goosby, the London Philharmonic Orchestra returns to The Soraya for the first time in a decade. Making his professional debut at nine years old, Goosby is acclaimed for the sensitivity and intensity of his musicianship alongside his determination to make classical music more inclusive and accessible. Goosby will perform an American classic never heard before heard at The Soraya — Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto.

 

Thu Oct 10 | 8PM

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London Philharmonic Orchestra

Edward Gardner, conductor

Randall Goosby, violin

Thu Oct 10 | 8PM

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About the Artist

“With his secure technique, natural phrasing, gorgeous tone and smart programming, Randall Goosby has everything it takes.” — NPR

Randall Goosby, violinst

Signed exclusively to Decca Classics in 2020 at the age of 24, American violinist Randall Goosby is acclaimed for the sensitivity and intensity of his musicianship alongside his determination to make music more inclusive and accessible, as well as bringing the music of under-represented composers to light.

Highlights of Randall Goosby’s 2023/24 season include debut performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra/Andris Nelsons, National Symphony/Thomas Wilkins, Pittsburgh Symphony/Manfred Honeck, Seattle Symphony and St Louis Symphony both under Christian Reif, with European debuts including a European tour with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Danish National Radio Symphony/Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Oslo Philharmonic/Ryan Wigglesworth and Lahti Symphony/Roderick Cox.

During 2023/24 Goosby is Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre which includes a return to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 under the direction of Gemma New and feature both recital and chamber concerts. Other upcoming recital appearances include Chamber Music Cincinnati, Emory University in Georgia, Elbphilharmonie Recital Hall in Hamburg, Perth Concert Hall in Scotland and La Società dei Concerti in Milan.

Goosby plays the Antonio Stradivarius, Cremona, “ex-Strauss,” 1708 on generous loan from Samsung Foundation of Culture.

 

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Resident at the SOUTHBANK CENTRE’S ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL and GLYNDEBOURNE FESTIVAL OPERA Principal Conductor EDWARD GARDNER Principal Guest Conductor KARINA CANELLAKIS Conductor Emeritus VLADIMIR JUROWSKI Artistic Director ELENA DUBINETS Chief Executive DAVID BURKE Patron HRH THE DUKE OF KENT KG

Uniquely groundbreaking and exhilarating to watch and hear, the London Philharmonic Orchestra has been celebrated as one of the world’s great orchestras since Sir Thomas Beecham founded it in 1932. With every performance we aim to bring wonder to the modern world and cement our position as a leading orchestra for the 21st century.

Our home is at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, where we’re at the beating heart of London’s cultural life. You’ll also find us at our resident venues in Brighton, Eastbourne and Saffron Walden, and on tour throughout the UK and internationally, performing to sell-out audiences worldwide. Each summer we’re resident at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and you’ll find us online, on streaming platforms and through our broadcast partnership with Marquee TV. We also release live, studio and archive recordings on our own label, and are the world’s most-streamed orchestra, with over 15 million plays of our content each month.


Our Principal Conductors have included some of the greatest historic names like Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. In 2021 Edward Gardner became our 13th Principal Conductor, and Vladimir Jurowski became Conductor Emeritus in recognition of his impact as Principal Conductor from 2007–21. Karina Canellakis is our current Principal Guest Conductor and Tania León our Composer-in-Residence.


We’re committed to inspiring the next generation of musicians and music-lovers: there’s nothing we love more than seeing the joy of children and families enjoying their first musical moments, and we’re passionate about equipping schools and teachers through schools’ concerts, resources and training. Reflecting our values of collaboration and inclusivity, our OrchLab and Open Sound Ensemble projects offer music-making opportunities for adults and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.


Today’s young instrumentalists are the orchestral members of the future, so we have a number of opportunities to support their progression. Our LPO Junior Artists and LPO Conducting Fellowship programmes are leading the way in creating pathways into the profession for young artists from under-represented communities, and our LPO Young Composers and Foyle Future Firsts schemes support the next generation of professional musicians, bridging the transition from education to professional careers.

 

Edward Gardner, Principal Conductor

Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chief Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic, a position he will relinquish at the end of the 2023/24 season. From August 2024 Edward will undertake the Music Directorship of the Norwegian Opera and Ballet (DNO&B), having been their Artistic Advisor since February 2022.

During the 2023/24 season, Edward will conduct the London Philharmonic in 10 concerts at the Royal Festival Hall and tour the orchestra in Asia and to major European cities including Paris, Munich, Frankfurt and Hamburg, as well as a mini-residency in Bruges. He will open the LPO season with Mahler Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’.

Other highlights in London feature his curation of ‘The Music in You’, a cross-arts spring festival which celebrates artistic expression of all kinds. This opens with HaydnThe Creation and closes with a dance influenced programme featuring a reinvention of Szymanowski’s ballet Harnasie in collaboration with choreographer Wayne McGregor.

Edward will open the Bergen Philharmonic season with Mahler Symphony No. 1 and season highlights include a mini-Rachmaninov festival and their final German tour together. He completes his tenure as Chief Conductor at the closing of the Bergen International Festival, conducting Mahler Symphony No. 8 ‘Symphony of a Thousand’. The orchestra will be joined by several choirs, including the Edvard Grieg Kor of which Edward is the Principal Conductor.

After commencing his role of Artistic Advisor of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in February 2022, last season saw Edward conduct a new production of Verdi Un ballo in Maschera alongside concert performances of Berlioz Damnation of Faust. This season Edward will conduct a triple bill of Schumann’s song cycle Frauenliebe und–leben, Bartok Bluebeard’s Castle, and Zemlinsky A Florentine Tragedy. Future plans with the company include a Ring Cycle commencing in Spring 2026 and culminating in Autumn 2028.

In demand as a guest conductor, recent seasons saw Edward debut with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Berlin Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, and Wiener Symphoniker; while returns included engagements with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Montreal Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano. He also continued his longstanding collaborations with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, where he was Principal Guest Conductor from 2010-16, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, whom he has conducted at both the First and Last Night of the BBC Proms.

Music Director of English National Opera for eight years (2007-15), Edward built a strong relationship with New York’s Metropolitan Opera where he has conducted productions of Damnation of Faust, Carmen, Don Giovanni, Der Rosenkavalier and Werther. In London he will return to the Royal Opera House where he made his debut in 2019 in a new production of Káťa Kabanová followed by Werther a season later. During the 2021/22 season, Edward made his debut with Bayerische Staatsoper in a new production of Peter Grimes and returned in the 2022/23 season for a jump-in of Verdi Otello. Elsewhere, he has conducted at La Scala, Chicago Lyric Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Opéra National de Paris and this season he will conduct a double bill of Bartok Bluebeard’s Castle and Poulenc La Voix Humaine at Teatro di San Carlo.

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