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Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican – 16th February 2016



Sir John Eliot Gardiner will lead the LSO and his Monteverdi Choir in the first of a trio of concerts marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and exploring some of the greatest music inspired by his writing.

The evening begins  with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 1, composed in 1824 when Mendelssohn was just 15 years old. Two years later, Mendelssohn, composed his concert overture based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The overture was immediately acclaimed as a masterpiece and, many years later, he was made an offer he couldn’t refuse by the King of Prussia to provide a score for an entire production in 1843.


Mendelssohn Symphony No 1 (London version)

Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Sir John Eliot Gardiner conductor

Monteverdi Choir

Actors from the Guildhall School

London Symphony Orchestra

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Barbican website here

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