LSO Futures: Concert 2


World Premiere

Sun 13 Mar 2016 7.00pm - 9.30pm
Barbican Hall, London

LIGETI Atmosphères
ELIZABETH OGONEK Sleep & Unremembrance (world premiere, Panufnik commission)
BERIO Sinfonia

François-Xavier Roth conductor
Synergy Vocals
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: £10 £16 £22

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bbc radio 3

Recorded for broadcast on 14 March on BBC Radio 3


Part of the 2015/16 season

LSO Futures, the LSO's biennial festival of contemporary music, returns with two 20th-century masterpieces and a world premiere for the 21st.

François-Xavier Roth opens with Ligeti's Atmosphères, a swirling sound mass that rebelled as much against traditional forms as it did against the prevailing dogma of serialism. And Berio's Sinfonia, a monumental work from the Italian master, famous for its haunting ode to the late Martin Luther King and a middle movement that weaves three centuries of musical fragments into a rich tapestry of familiar quotations. 50 years on from their premieres, these two works provide a fitting frame for a new work by former LSO Panufnik composer Elizabeth Ogonek.

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