London Sinfonietta 50th Anniversary Concert
50 years to the day since the orchestra played its first concert, the London Sinfonietta celebrates its birthday with the music that has shaped its identity.
50 years to the day since the orchestra played its first concert, the London Sinfonietta celebrates its birthday with the music that has shaped its identity - past, present and future.
Live from the Royal Festival Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch
Harrison Birtwistle: The Message
Ligeti: Chamber Concerto
Deborah Pritchard: River Above for solo saxophone (World premiere)
Samantha Fernando: Formations (World premiere)
Hans Abrahamsen: Left, alone - for piano (left hand) and orchestra (London premiere)
Various: Encore! (14 Variations on a Hornpipe by Purcell) (World premiere)
David Atherton, conductor
George Benjamin, conductor
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Tamara Stefanovich, piano
Simon Haram, saxophone
London Sinfonietta Academy Alumni
Co-founder David Atherton joins George Benjamin and Vladimir Jurowski in conducting a journey that begins with the music of Stravinsky, Ligeti and Birtwistle, courses through to the London premiere of Hans Abrahamsen's piano concerto 'Left, alone' and peers into the future with a new commission by RPS Music Award-winning composer Samantha Fernando.