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Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd



Richard AyresNo.50 'The Garden' (2018)


Geoffrey Paterson – Conductor
Joshua Bloom – Bass

London Sinfonietta
Sound Intermedia

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Programme Note

A dissatisfied man digs down from his garden to hell, then all the way up to heaven in search of meaning. Richard Ayres’ new semi-staged music theatre piece No. 50 (The Garden) is an irreverent and darkly comic tale for our age, inspired by the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch and Dante’s Divine Comedy. Ayres’ distinctive style of extremes proved a sensation in his last semi-staged concert work with the London Sinfonietta; In the Alps (2010) and his latest is sure to offer a truly memorable experience, created to mark our 50th Anniversary. 

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