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  • Principal Conductor VLADIMIR JUROWSKI*Principal Guest Conductor YANNICK NZET-SGUINLeader pIETER SChOEMANComposer in Residence JULIAN ANDERSONPatron hRh ThE DUKE OF KENT KGChief Executive and Artistic Director TIMOThY WALKER AM

    CONTENTS

    2 Welcome 4 About the Orchestra5 List of players6 Leader7 Neeme Jrvi 8 Boris Giltburg9 Programme notes13 Supporters 14 Future concerts15 Recordings16 LPO administration The timings shown are not precise and

    are given only as a guide.

    * supported by the Tsukanov Family supported by Macquarie Group supported by Dunard Fund

    CONCERTS PRESENTED BY THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA WITH ASSISTANCE FROM BRIGHTON DOME (SATuRDAY 18 FEBRuARY)

    JTI FRIDAY SERIES (Friday 17 February)

    SOUThBANK CENTRES ROYAL FESTIVAL hALLTuesday 14 & Friday 17 February 2012 | 7.30pm

    BRIGhTON DOME, CONCERT hALLSaturday 18 February 2012 | 7.30pm

    NEEME JRVI conductor

    BORIS GILTBURG piano

    RAChMANINOFFPiano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 (32)

    KREISLER (arr. Rachmaninoff/orch. Leytush) Liebesleid (European premire) (5)

    Interval

    RAChMANINOFFSymphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27 (54)

    Presented in co-operation with

    Box Office: 01273 709709brightondome.org

  • 2 | London Philharmonic Orchestra

    WELCOME TO SOUThBANK CENTRE

    We hope you enjoy your visit. We have a Duty Manager available at all times. If you have any queries please ask any member of staff for assistance.

    Eating, drinking and shopping? Southbank Centre shops and restaurants include Foyles, EAT, Giraffe, Strada, YO! Sushi, wagamama, Le Pain Quotidien, Las Iguanas, ping pong, Canteen, Caff Vergnano 1882, Skylon, Concrete and Feng Sushi, as well as cafes, restaurants and shops inside Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery.

    If you wish to get in touch with us following your visit please contact Kenelm Robert, our Head of Customer Relations, at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX or phone 020 7960 4250 or email customer@southbankcentre.co.uk

    We look forward to seeing you again soon.

    A few points to note for your comfort and enjoyment:

    phOTOGRAphY is not allowed in the auditorium.

    LATECOMERS will only be admitted to the auditorium if there is a suitable break in the performance.

    RECORDING is not permitted in the auditorium without the prior consent of Southbank Centre. Southbank Centre reserves the right to confiscate video or sound equipment and hold it in safekeeping until the performance has ended.

    MOBILES, pAGERS AND WATChES should be switched off before the performance begins.

    TUESDAY 14 & FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY

    WELCOME TO BRIGhTON DOMEChIEF EXECUTIVE Andrew Comben

    We hope you enjoy the performance and your visit to Brighton Dome. For your comfort and safety, please note the following:

    LATECOMERS may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Some performances may contain no suitable breaks.

    SMOKING Brighton Dome is a no-smoking venue.

    INTERVAL DRINKS may be ordered in advance at the bar to avoid queues.

    phOTOGRAphY is not allowed in the auditorium.

    RECORDING is not allowed in the auditorium.

    MOBILES, pAGERS AND WATChES should be switched off before entering the auditorium.

    Thank you for your co-operation.

    The concert at Brighton Dome on 18 February 2012 is presented by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with assistance from Brighton Dome.

    Brighton Dome gratefully acknowledges the support of Arts Council England and Brighton & Hove City Council.

    Brighton Dome is managed by Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd which also runs the annual three-week Brighton Festival in May.

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    This advertisement has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank AG. This advertisement does not constitute an offer or a recommendation to enter into any transaction. The services described in this advertisement are provided by Deutsche Bank AG or by its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in accordance with appropriate local legislation and regulation. Deutsche Bank AG is authorized under German Banking Law (competent authority: BaFin Federal Financial Supervisory Authority) and authorized and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Services Authority. Details about the extent of Deutsche Bank AGs authorization and regulation by the Financial Services Authority are available on request. Investments are subject to investment risk, including market fluctuations, regulatory change, counterparty risk, possible delays in repayment and loss of income and principal invested. The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you might not get back the amount originally invested at any point in time. Copyright Deutsche Bank 2012.

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  • 4 | London Philharmonic Orchestra

    LONDON phILhARMONIC ORChESTRA

    The London Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the worlds finest orchestras, balancing a long and distinguished history with a reputation as one of the uKs most adventurous and forward-looking orchestras. As well as performing classical concerts, the Orchestra also records film and computer game soundtracks, has its own record label, and reaches thousands of Londoners every year through activities for schools and local communities.

    The Orchestra was founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1932, and since then has been headed by many of the great names in the conducting world, including Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. The current Principal Conductor is Russian Vladimir Jurowski, appointed in 2007, with French-Canadian Yannick Nzet-Sguin as Principal Guest Conductor.

    The Orchestra is based at Royal Festival Hall in Londons Southbank Centre, where it has performed since it opened in 1951 and been Resident Orchestra since 1992. It gives around 40 concerts there each season with many of the worlds top conductors and soloists. Concert highlights in 2011/12 include a three-week festival celebrating the music of Prokofiev, concerts with artists including Sir Mark Elder, Marin Alsop, Rene Fleming, Stephen Hough and Joshua Bell, and several premires of works by living composers including the Orchestras Composer in Residence, Julian Anderson. In addition to its London concerts, the Orchestra has flourishing residencies in Brighton and Eastbourne, and performs regularly around the uK. Every summer, the Orchestra leaves London for four months and takes up its annual residency accompanying the famous Glyndebourne Festival Opera in the Sussex countryside, where it has been Resident Symphony Orchestra since 1964.

    The London Philharmonic Orchestra tours internationally, performing to sell-out audiences worldwide. In 1956 it became the first British orchestra to appear in Soviet Russia and in 1973 made the first-ever visit to China by a Western orchestra. Touring remains a big part of the Orchestras life: tours in the 2011/12 season include visits to Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the uS, Spain, China, Russia, Oman, Brazil and France.

    You may well have heard the London Philharmonic Orchestra on film soundtrack recordings: it has recorded many blockbuster scores, from The Lord of the Rings trilogy to Lawrence of Arabia, The Mission, Philadelphia and East is East. The Orchestra also broadcasts regularly on television and radio, and in 2005 established its own record label. There are now over 50 releases on the label, which are available on CD and to download. Recent additions include Dvoks Symphonic Variations and Symphony No. 8 conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras; Holsts The Planets conducted by Vladimir Jurowski; Mahlers Symphony No. 8 under Klaus Tennstedt; Shostakovich Piano Concertos with Martin Helmchen under Vladimir Jurowski; and Sibeliuss Symphony No. 5, Pohjolas Daughter and Lutosawskis Concerto for Orchestra under Jukka-Pekka Saraste. The Orchestra was also recently