Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace


Pierre BoulezMémoriale ('… explosante-fixe …' Originel)
Helen GrimeA Cold Spring
Pierre BoulezDomaines
Christian MasonOpen to Infinity: a Grain of Sand: BBC co-commission: UK premiere
Pierre BoulezÉclat/Multiples


Michael Cox – flute
Thierry Fischer – Conductor
Mark van de Wiel – clarinet

London Sinfonietta

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Programme Note

Celebrations for Pierre Boulez’s 90th-birthday year reach a climax in this matinee performance, in which contemporary music specialists the London Sinfonietta pair Boulez’s own music with that of young British composers Helen Grime and Christian Mason. Pierre Boulez’s Mémoriale puts the flute in the spotlight, showcasing minutiae of texture and articulation, while in Domaines it’s a solo clarinet that gives out a sustained soliloquy. The two contrasting parts of Éclat/Multiples (1970) are theoretically part of a larger work, as yet unfinished by the composer. They make for a striking contrast: the brilliant, glittering colours of Éclat set against the nervy perpetual motion of Multiples.

There will be no interval

Proms Saturday Matinee 4: Pierre Boulez at 90

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