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Proms at ... The Roundhouse: George Benjamin conducts the London Sinfonietta

Live at the BBC Proms: George Benjamin conducts the London Sinfonietta in music by Ives, Stravinsky, Messiaen and four premieres marking 100 years since the end of World War One.

Live at BBC Proms: George Benjamin conducts the London Sinfonietta in music by Ives, Stravinsky and Messiaen plus a quartet of premieres marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Live from the Roundhouse, London
Presented by Tom Service

Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
Igor Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1947 version)
Olivier Messiaen: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum

Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano)
London Sinfonietta
Conductor Sir George Benjamin

The Proms returns to Camden's Roundhouse - a former railway engine shed reinvented as a spectacular contemporary space - with a programme of 20th- and 21st-century works.

Composer-conductor George Benjamin directs new-music specialists, the London Sinfonietta - celebrating its 50th anniversary this year - in a concert that continues our series marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Alongside a quartet of war-themed premieres (co-commissioned with 14-18 NOW), the programme features Stravinsky's homage to Debussy, the elegant Symphonies of Wind Instruments; Messiaen's monumental tribute to the dead of both world wars, Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum, and Charles Ives's The Unanswered Question, whose haunting solo trumpet famously raises 'the perennial question of existence'.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Charles Ives

    The Unanswered Question

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: George Benjamin.
  • Georg Friedrich Haas

    the last minutes of inhumanity

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: George Benjamin.
  • Hannah Kendall

    Verdala

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: George Benjamin.
  • Isabel Mundry

    Gefallen

    Conductor: George Benjamin. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta.
  • Luca Francesconi

    We Wept

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: George Benjamin.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Symphonies of Wind Instruments

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: George Benjamin.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: George Benjamin.
  • Thomas Adès

    In Seven Days: Creatures of the Land; Contemplation

    Performer: Nicolas Hodges. Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Thomas Adès.
    • SIGNUM.

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