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In Portrait: Harrison Birtwistle

 24 May 2012 at 7.30 pm 

In Portrait: Harrison Birtwistle

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
South Bank, London SE1
United Kingdom
08700 606 096

David Atherton conductor
Tom Service presenter
Sir Harrison Birtwistle in conversation

The London Sinfonietta’s long association with British composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle continues with an event which will uncover his musical language, featuring examples from earlier works and including the UK premiere of his latest composition for the ensemble, In Broken Images based on a poem by Robert Graves of the same name. The first half will be an on-stage introduction to the music led by music writer Tom Service in conversation with Sir Harrison Birtwistle and illustrated with musical extracts played live by the London Sinfonietta. Once you’ve gained an insight into how the legendary composer thinks about his music, the London Sinfonietta will then perform a selection of compelling works which encapsulate some of the most important elements of his compositional style.

Harrison Birtwistle : Cortege
Harrison Birtwistle : Carmen arcadiae mechanicae perpetuum
Harrison Birtwistle : 5 Distances for 5 Instruments
Harrison Birtwistle : In Broken Images

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