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Marin Alsop conducts the LSO at the Barbican in November.

Marin Alsop & LSO 

Barbican, 5th & 8th November

The LSO marks the centenary of America’s great composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein by unpacking this musical chameleon. Marin Alsop, above, conducts two concerts exploring Bernstein’s three symphonies, which make a profound statement about national identity. Prize-winning American mezzo Jamie Barton joins Alsop and the LSO for Bernstein’s Symphony No 1 “Jeremiah,” paired here with Mahler’s First Symphony, while the mighty Second Symphony for chorus, soloists and orchestra—an impassioned plea for peace—is…

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