Kristjan Järvi: Divine Geometry


with Simone Dinnerstein

Thu 29 Nov 2018 7.30pm - 10.05pm
Barbican Hall, London

CHARLES COLEMAN Drenched (UK premiere)
CHARLES COLEMAN Bach Inspired (UK premiere)
PHILIP GLASS Piano Concerto No 3 (UK premiere)
KRISTJAN JARVI Too hot to Handel (UK premiere)
STEVE REICH Music for ensemble and orchestra (UK premiere, LSO co-commission)

Kristjan Järvi conductor
Simone Dinnerstein piano
London Symphony Orchestra

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Part of 2018/19 Season

Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

An interweaving of the Baroque with sounds of the 21st century, featuring UK premieres of works by Steve Reich and Philip Glass.

Kristjan Järvi and Simone Dinnerstein cover 300 years of music in one evening as they trace the roots of minimalism back to Handel and Bach. 

In Kristjan Järvi's words Too Hot to Handel is what you get 'when the motoric beats of electronica meet Baroque music, it's like Radiohead that segues into Handel ...'

‘For composers JS Bach represents the best in all music making … Bach is God’ says Charles Coleman. His piece Bach Inspired combines specially orchestrated music by the father of modern harmony with original material influenced by his music. 

Steve Reich and Philip Glass complete the programme with the UK premieres of major new works from these pioneers of minimalist music, the hypnotic style of 21st-century music which meditatively unfolds over time.