LSO Discovery

LSO Discovery Day: Contemporary British Composers

Sun 15 Jan 2012 10am-5.30pm - Barbican Hall and LSO St Luke's, London


Thomas Adès

Thomas Adès

Find out more about the life and music of British Contemporary Composers with access to an LSO rehearsal and a chamber music session with LSO players and Guildhall Students.

10am-1pm, Barbican Hall
Thomas Adès himself comes to the LSO to conduct some of his own works, his piano concerto In Seven Days with Nicolas Hodges piano and Tevot, along with selections from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn sung by Toby Spence. Discovery Day participants will also have the chance to hear Francisco Coll’s Hidd'n Blue, a work being given its world premiere in tonight’s concert. Fransico Coll is a current pupil of Adès and an alumnus of the LSO's Panufnik Young Composers Scheme.

Unlike our Open Rehearsals, as part of the Discovery Day experience, audience members have the opportunity to observe the conductor and Orchestra from the Stalls, giving a unique and more intimate insight into the workings of an LSO rehearsal.*  

2.30- 5.30pm, Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s
Talk by Lecturer and Pianist Karl Lutchmayer on British contemporary composers including, but not limited to Adès, Anderson, Wallen, Birtwhistle, and Turnage.
followed by a recital of Adès' Life Story (the original and arranged versions) and Five Eliot Landscapes, performed by LSO Principal Bass Clarinet, Lorenzo Iosco, and students from the Guildhall, plus a Q&A session with Karl Lutchmayer and the musicians.

All events are subject to change without prior notice

*Please note that the conductor may choose to not use the full rehearsal time.

Tickets: £16 (£12.50 concessions). Afternoon from 2.30pm: £10 (no concessions)

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Further information available from Helen Innes in LSO Discovery on 020 7382 2512 or

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