Bah Bah Bah Baaah. Bah Bah Bah Baaah. The unmistakeable opening notes from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Apparently this represents fate knocking on the door.
We were treated to a stunning performance of the Symphony by the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) on Thursday evening. Music can truly can move and transport you and with the passionate and lively conducting of Gianandrea Noseda, it was inevitable with this iconic piece. The whole audience obviously felt it as the round of applause at the end of the concert went on consistently for well over five minutes.
Sofie Sandell, JCI London’s 2008 President commented “I loved it and got goose bumps”.
And that was just the second half of the concert. The first half set a totally different mood, with the emotive sounds of Angela Denoke’s soprano soaring beautifully with the 100 or so musicians on stage for stirring performances of opera pieces: Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde and Berg’s Three Fragments from Wozzeck.
Thanks to the fantastic people at the LSO, JCI London members were able to buy tickets to the best seats in the house for just £10, less than one third of the normal price.
Look out for more exclusive offers coming during the LSO’s autumn season.
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This post was written by Sarah Beckwith