Lunchtime with George

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Benjamin at the Barbican

Sat 19 Mar 2016 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

PURCELL arr GEORGE BENJAMIN Fantasia 7
GEORGE BENJAMIN Viola, Viola
BACH arr GEORGE BENJAMIN Canon & Fugue for small orchestra
GEORGE BENJAMIN Shadowlines

George Benjamin composer
Musicians of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
George King piano
Sara Mohr-Pietsch presenter

Tickets: £15 £20

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Produced and promoted by Barbican

George Benjamin introduces his ravishing chamber music in this fascinating upbeat to the evening performance of Written on Skin at the Barbican.

The Barbican's George Benjamin Composer Focus begins intimately, with Benjamin himself introducing performances of his chamber music by pianist George King and members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra: five exquisitely crafted miniatures, heard up close.

Few living composers craft their music with more delicacy or imagination than George Benjamin, and before entering the astonishing soundworld of Written on Skin this evening, this lunchtime concert at LSO St Luke's offers a perfect introduction to his creative universe. Benjamin himself introduces five chamber works, and discusses his imaginative debt to artists from J S Bach to Henry Purcell.