Divine Geometry


with Kristjan Järvi & Simone Dinnerstein

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

PHILIP GLASS Piano Concerto No 3 (UK premiere)
KRISTJAN JARVI Too hot to Handel
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

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An illuminating combination of the Baroque and the minimal, with UK premieres of works by Steve Reich and Philip Glass.

What do the sounds of the Baroque and the 21st century have in common? Kristjan Järvi and Simone Dinnerstein cover 350 years of music in one evening as they trace the roots of minimalism back to Handel and Bach. 

‘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. We also hear Drenched and Too hot Handel, two more conversations between old and new based on music by Handel. 

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