Simon Rattle marks his 60th birthday by bringing the Berlin Philharmonic over for five London dates in February 2015.
On the menu are a complete cycle of Sibelius symphonies (in honour of the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth), Mahler's Symphony No.2 and Helmut Lachenmann's Tableau.
Priority booking for Barbican and Southbank members opens on 9 December, with public booking on 11 December. Ticket prices are [....sit down first....] £25 to £95.
When the Berliners last visited, in 2011, tickets sold out in minutes, so get your skates on.
The full programme:
- Tuesday 10 February 2015, 7.30pm Barbican Hall Sibelius Symphony No.1 Sibelius Symphony No.2
- Wednesday 11 February 2015, 7.30pm Barbican Hall Sibelius Symphony No.3 Sibelius Violin Concerto Sibelius Symphony No.4 with Leonidas Kavakos violin
- Thursday 12 February 2015, 7.30pm Barbican Hall Sibelius Symphony No.5 Sibelius Symphony No.6 Sibelius Symphony No.7
- Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 February 2015, 7.30pm Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall Lachenmann Tableau Mahler Symphony 2 (Resurrection) with Kate Royal and Magdalena Kožená