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


Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd



Harrison BirtwistleNew work (world premiere)
Harrison BirtwistleVirelai
Harrison BirtwistleIn Broken Images after the antiphonal music of Gabrieli for ensemble
Harrison BirtwistleTheseus Game for large ensemble with 2 conductors


David Atherton – Conductor
Geoffrey Paterson – Conductor

London Sinfonietta
Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

Programme Note

The London Sinfonietta celebrates its long-standing relationship with Sir Harrison Birtwistle.

The composer has helped define the ensemble over 45 years of making new music.

As Birtwistle reaches his 80th birthday, recent commissions are relived – such as In Broken Images, due to be released on NMC Recordings in spring 2015 – and the London Sinfonietta looks to the future with the world premiere of a new work.

The programme will be performed side-by-side with musicians from the Royal Academy of Music, engaging and immersing a new generation of professional players in Birtwistle's repertoire.

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