Minimalism master Terry Riley changed the face of 20th century music with his landmark IN C. His organ concerto At the Royal Majestic, performed by the extravagant and extraordinary virtuoso Cameron Carpenter, is a whirlwind of cosmic cartoons, chaos and symmetry and religious enlightenment.
An American original, Charles Ives’s music is a melting pot of nostalgic influences and complex harmonies, and his third symphony is no exception. Cameron Carpenter performs Ives’s musical sketch of Louisa May Alcott and her father Bronson from his Concord Sonata.
John Luther Adams creates sonic soundscapes inspired by nature and the landscape of Alaska. With its blend of orchestra and electronics Dark Waves evokes a vast rolling sea.
Philip Glass’s ability to create mesmerising worlds of sound is second to none. His first work for full orchestra, The Light is a captivating portrait of the moment science moved into the modern age.
Part ofStudent Pulse
- BBC Concert Orchestra at Grange Park Opera Grange Park Opera: Puccini's Tosca8 Jun 2017 Grange Park Opera, Hampshire
- BBC Concert Orchestra at Grange Park Opera Grange Park Opera: Janáček's Jenufa11 Jun 2017 Grange Park Opera, Hampshire
- Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo25 Jun 2017 Southbank Centre, London
- Proms 2017 Prom 8: Celebrating John Williams20 Jul 2017 Royal Albert Hall
- Friday Night is Music Night Friday Night is Music Night: Rhythm and Blues + Jazz = Soul28 Apr 2017 Big Top, Cheltenham
- Easter at King's14 Apr 2017 King's College Cambridge
- Friday Night is Music Night Friday Night is Music Night: Celebrating the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald11 Apr 2017 Hackney Empire
- Folk Connections31 Mar 2017 Cecil Sharp House