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Details

Purcell Room
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd

London
SE1 8XX
England


Programme

Oliver KnussenSongs Without Voices (1992)
Colin MatthewsAs Time Returns (2018)
Mark BowdenSapiens (2018)

Performers

Simon Haram – saxophone
George Humphreys – baritone
Jessica Cottis – Conductor

London Sinfonietta

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Programme Note

Mark Bowden’s new saxophone concerto is inspired by Yuval Noah Harari’s extraordinary history of humankind; Sapiens. It forms part of a fascinating evening exploring links between musical composition and literature, presented by journalist and writer Bidisha. Also featuring the world premiere of Colin Matthews’ As Time Returns; a setting of poems by Czech poet Ivan Blatný, who was exiled to England in 1948, and Oliver Knussen's Songs Without Voices, this varied evening of music and discussion will give you food for thought.

The Venus of Brassempouy, one of the earliest depictions of a human face ever discovered, at around 25,000 years old.

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