Barbican Hall: Michael Tilson Thomas and the LSO perform Mahler’s Fifth Symphony; Lukáš Vondráček is soloist in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1.

Barbican Hall: Michael Tilson Thomas and the LSO perform Mahler’s Fifth Symphony; Lukáš Vondráček is soloist in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1.

Photo, Barbican/Mark Allan Sunday, May 15, 2022 Barbican Hall, London Guest Reviewer, Peter Reed The last time I heard Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra was in this venue in November 2019, just a few weeks before the pandemic got a grip. Then the...
Khatia Buniatishvili at the Barbican.

Khatia Buniatishvili at the Barbican.

Saturday, May 14, 2022 Barbican Hall, London Guest Reviewer, Peter Reed This was Khatia Buniatishvili’s rescheduled Barbican recital after she cancelled last October. She also radically changed her programme, offering a Saturday-night-is-music-night medley of familiar...
Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Ravel, the UK premiere of Tristan Murail’s L’œil du cyclone, a César Franck world premiere, and Vaughan Williams’s Fourth Symphony.

Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Ravel, the UK premiere of Tristan Murail’s L’œil du cyclone, a César Franck world premiere, and Vaughan Williams’s Fourth Symphony.

Photo, BBC/Mark Allan Friday, May 13, 2022 Barbican Hall, London Guest Reviewer, Peter Reed This concert from Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBCSO was a bit of a mixed bag, ranging from worthy-but-dull to stupendous. And it began very beguilingly with Wigglesworth peering...