London Symphony Orchestra: Always Playing
Time Out says
Earlier this month, the Barbican announced temporary closure in response to Covid-19, which meant immediate cancellation of the London Symphony Orchestra Barbian Concerts. But the last movement hasn’t arrived just yet: the LSO is taking them online. Every Thursday and Sunday, a different performance will be streamed through the LSO Youtube channel.
Sir Simon Rattle, the orchestra’s Musical Director said, ‘we realise that since our audience cannot come to us, we must go to them and connect in any way we can. And as we become accustomed to living more separately from each other for a while, the arts will be ever more necessary to all of us’.
The online-concerts will start this Sunday (March 22) with a performance called ‘After Romanticism’ featuring Debussy’s Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune. Pour some wine, load up Youtube and let the drama commence.
Keep track of the schedule here.