Featuring music by the six composers on the 2017 Scheme:
JAMES HOYLE Marangona
GRACE-EVANGELINE MASON Beneath the Silken Silence
SOPHYA POLEVAYA "Plain, ordinary, wishful, dreaming..."
EMMA WILDE Tijax
ALEX WOOLF Strike Up
HAN XU Buddha holds the flower: Through the ashes of the fragrance, the blissful grandeur rises
Plus works by two 2016 Scheme composers, who were awarded the five-minute and ten-minute commissions:
LIAM MATTISON Violet
DONGHOON SHIN More Light!
François-Xavier Roth conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
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Free entry, booking essential
Part of Barbican OpenFest
Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.
Witness a pivotal moment in the creative process as LSO Discovery's latest set of Panufnik composers workshop their new pieces with the LSO. Each of our six composers has 45 minutes in dialogue with the orchestra and conductor François-Xavier Roth, receiving real-time feedback as they refine their pieces under the guidance of composer Colin Matthews.
Conductor François-Xavier Roth: ‘I’m very used to modern music. I love it. I love to be close to the creation of our time. But I have to say, these workshops are very special to me. It all happens in one day: in just one day we premiere six very different works. For my brain, you can’t imagine how healthy is it. My ears feel like they are going to explode at the end of the day – it’s so stimulating.’
Morning session: 10am–1.30pm
Afternoon session: 2.30pm–6pm
You may book for either or both of the sessions.
Afternoon running order
2.30pm–3.15pm Donghoon Shin More Light! (10’ commission)
3.20pm–4.05pm Sophya Polevaya “Plain, ordinary, wishful dreaming…”
4.25pm–5.10pm Liam Mattison Violet (5’ commission)
5.15pm–6pm Alex Woolf Strike Up
Audience members are welcome to come and go between pieces, but we request that everyone remains in their seats during the music.
The Panufnik Composers Scheme is generously supported by Lady Hamlyn and the Helen Hamlyn Trust