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London Sinfonietta at Sounds New

 04 May 2012 at 7:30PM 

London Sinfonietta at Sounds New

Augustine Hall
United Kingdom

London Sinfonietta
Conductor to be confirmed

London Sinfonietta perform an all-British programme, including Peter Maxwell Davies' 1977 classic A Mirror of Whitening Light , the title of which refers to both the alchemical purification process of turning a base metal into gold, and the point where the Atlantic and North seas meet, which the composer considers to be a huge alchemical crucible.

The programme will also include George Benjamin's At First Light , commissioned and premiered by the London Sinfonietta in 1982. The work was inspired by Turner's oil painting, Norham Castle, Sunrise which depicts the 12th century castle silhouetted against a huge, golden sun.

Frame/Refrain by Edmund Finnis, a London Sinfonietta Writing the Future 2011 composer, and Momentum by Benjamin Oliver, will also feature.

Oliver Knussen : Coursing
George Benjamin : At First Light
Edmund Finnis : At First Light
Simon Bainbridge : Concertante in moto perpetuo
Benjamin Oliver : Momentum
Peter Maxwell Davies : Mirrror of Whitening Light

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