Mutter to London with the Oslo Philharmonic

 Type:Culture, Music
 Location:England, London

World-famous violinist Anne Sophie Mutter will perform Mendelssohn's much-loved violin concerto in E minor with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste in the Barbican on 20 May as part of the Barbican's Great Performers 2008-2009 season.

Anne Sophie Mutter shot to fame at the tender age of 13, when she was invited by legendary conductor Herbert von Karajan to perform with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, she has made the difficult transition from child star to world-class soloist, carving out a remarkable career which has seen her play with all the major orchestras throughout the world. As well as performing and recording famous violin pieces from the classical and romantic period, she has championed new music, including several new works written especially for her by, amongs others, Witold Lutoslawski and Sofia Gubaidulina.

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra has long been considered one of the leading orchestras in Europe. They work with high-profile conductors and soloists, and have performed in the UK on numerous occasions over the last decades, including several Proms concerts in the Royal Albert Hall.

This concert, which also includes Bartok's "Suite from The Wooden Prince" and Ravel's "La Valse"  promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009 at 7.30pm.
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
Box Office: 020 7638 8891

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Top violinist Anne-Sophie MutterPhoto: Anja Frers / DG

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra's conductor Jukka-Pekka SarastePhoto: Bo Mathisen

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