The RFH, LPO and Stravinsky

Last night I went to the Royal Festival Hall in the South Bank Centre to see the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”.

It was excellent! I went with Michael and Ricky, and we had a box to ourselves. Boxes are definitely the best way to see a concert :-)

The programme was:-

  • Vaughan Williams: Symphony 8 in D minor
  • Turnage: Mambo, Blues and Tarantella – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (world première)
  • Ligeti: Atmosphères
  • Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

I really enjoyed the whole evening. Michael was impressed with the Stravinsky – it also featured in the Proms this year, played by the New York Philharmonic, but I’m told they didn’t make a very good job of it.