Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Barbican Hall
Silk Street


Aaron CoplandMusic for the Theatre
Joseph HaydnSymphony no.90 in C major, Hob.I:90
Jacques OffenbachLa Gaîté Parisienne: Selections
Kurt WeillLost in the stars


Barbara Hannigan – Conductor

London Symphony Orchestra

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Programme Note

New York – Paris – London: Barbara Hannigan can-cans through the Jazz Age in this transatlantic celebration of melody, colour and seriously classy fun.

Grab a fistful of Offenbach’s best tunes, add a dash of sugar and a spritz of champagne and the result is Gaité Parisienne – the joyous, fabulously ritzy ballet that Manuel Rosenthal created in Monte Carlo just before the War. Barbara Hannigan loves it, and she’s put it at the centre of a concert tailored to her own unrivalled talents.

She’s kicking off with Copland’s Music for the Theatre, in which the sounds of jazz-age Manhattan get a distinctly Gallic makeover. And it’d hardly be a Barbara Hannigan concert if we didn’t get to hear that phenomenal, endlessly versatile voice – so she’s finishing with two Kurt Weill classics, in striking new arrangements. Serious fun with a sophisticated swing, from an artist who keeps finding new ways to intrigue and astound.

Barbara Hannigan – Conductor

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