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Britten Sinfonia - Martland, Reich, Andriessen

From the Barbican in London, Britten Sinfonia conducted by Clark Rundell. Martland: Tiger Dancing. Reich: The Desert Music. Andriessen: La Passione.

Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Clark Rundell, performs works by Steve Martland, Steve Reich and Louis Andriessen at the Barbican Hall in London, as part of the Barbican Centre's 'Andriessen: M is for Man, Music & Mystery' series celebrating the work of the influential Dutch composer. Presented by Martin Handley.

Colourful textures, vivid sonorities and propulsive energy ignite in a concert that focuses Andriessen and two further 'minimalist' composers: Steve Reich and Andriessen's former pupil Steve Martland.

Expect pulsating, playful rhythms and melodic sequences, grand sensuous sound and impassioned expressiveness in a programme that includes Andriessen's song cycle, La Passione, written in 2002 for featured soloists and close collaborators mezzo-soprano Cristina Zavalloni and violinist Frederieke Saeijs.

Martland: Tiger Dancing
Steve Reich: The Desert Music

8.35 Interval

Louis Andriessen: La Passione

Cristina Zavalloni (mezzo-soprano)
Frederieke Saeijs (violin)
Britten Sinfonia Voices
Britten Sinfonia
Clark Rundell (conductor)

Followed by a glimpse into Adopt a Composer - Making Music's scheme pairing composers with performing groups from around the country.
Tonight, the Arden Recorder Orchestra works on Kirsty Devaney's As if on a Pivot.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Octet

    Ensemble: Nederlands Blazers Ensemble.

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