"Yesterday I listened... today I loved!"
|Augustine Hall »||7:30 pm||Friday 4 May 2012|
|Ticket Price||Ticket Info||Ticket Link||£18/£16 Friends/£9 Students||Free to U16s when accompanied by a paying adult.||Ticket Link|
Diego Masson (cond.)
In Association with Canterbury Christ Church University.
‘Our mission is to place the best contemporary classical music at the heart of today’s culture; engaging and challenging the public through inspiring performances of the highest standard, and taking risks to develop new work and talent’.
Through a combination of virtuosic performers and ambitious programming, the London Sinfonietta has become one of the world's leading contemporary music ensembles since its foundation in 1968.
Tonight's concert will feature the winning composition from this year's International Composers Pyramid competition as well as an exciting array of works from contemporary British composers, including George Benjamin, Oliver Knussen and Edmund Finnis, also a composer on the London Sinfonietta's Writing the Future 2011.
Oliver Knussen - Coursing
George Benjamin - At First Light
Edmund Finnis - Frame/Refrain [International Composer Pyramid winner]
Simon Bainbridge - Concertante in Molto Perpetuo
Benjamin Oliver - Momentum [International Composer Pyramid winner]
Peter Maxwell Davies - A Mirror of Whitening Light
Duration: 1hr 45 mins [inc. interval]
A ticket for this event also provides entrance to 'Sir Peter Maxwell Davies in conversation' (6pm).
The London Sinfonietta is one of the world’s elite contemporary music ensembles with a reputation built on the virtuosity of its performances and ambitious programming. It is committed to placing new music at the heart of contemporary culture and pushing boundaries; the ensemble regularly undertakes projects with choreographers, video artists, film-makers and collaborations with electronica artists, jazz and folk musicians.
The creation of new music has been at the core of the London Sinfonietta’s work since its foundation in 1968 by Nicholas Snowman and David Atherton. It has commissioned or premiered over 200 works, ranging from Luciano Berio, Harrison Birtwistle and Steve Reich to the emerging composers involved in its Blue Touch Paper project – including Tansy Davies, Larry Goves and Anna Meredith – an innovative initiative which gives the opportunity to take risks and develop ideas without the pressure of a public performance.
Writing the Future: http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/writing-future
Edmund Finnis - Veneer: http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/lsfaudio/edmund-finnis-veneer
Edmund Finnis - Unfolds: http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/lsfaudio/edmund-finnis-unfolds
Edmund Finnis - Frame/Refrain on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/edmund-finnis/frame-refrain
George Benjamin - profile: http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/artist/george-benjamin
Image copyright Briony Campbell 2012.