LSO / Sir Simon Rattle Spring Symphony Concert
On the 18th September Reignwood were proud to sponsor the first concert of Sir Simon Rattle’s Roots and Origins series with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Hall. Guests enjoyed pre-concert drinks before going on to enjoy a rare combination of three distinctive works, each steeped in history and folk tradition.
Leaping rhythms abound in Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, with its unmistakably Bohemian and pastoral character. It’s a stark contrast to Janáček’s noble and ceremonial Sinfonietta, an ode to his hometown of Brno in the Czech Republic, and to Britten’s choral Spring Symphony, with its mysterious reimagining of traditional English song and verse.
Sir Simon Rattle led the audience on an unexpected journey through the diverse musical landscape – showing how these three contrasting works are bound together by a deep connection to their respective traditions, their musical and cultural heritage sculpted and remoulded by each composer’s individual voice.