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Luke Bedford and George Benjamin

 14 June 2015 at 7.30pm 

Luke Bedford and George Benjamin

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh
Snape Maltings Concert Hall,Snape,Suffolk,IP17 1SP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1728 687110

Mahler Chamber Orchestra
François-Xavier Roth conductor

The fizzing energy of Mozart and Schubert frames a Janus-like concert that straddles the centuries, turning back for inspiration but planting its feet in the music of today. In Ravelís hands the grace and exuberance of French baroque dance forms become both homage to his French musical ancestry and bittersweet homily to the fallen.
Luke Bedfordís rhapsody evokes nineteenth century conjoined twins who sing with a striking, heartrending beauty whilst Benjaminís taut, luminous score teems with vivid caprice and sombre foreboding. At the helm, Aldeburgh newcomer François-Xavier Roth blends period instrument sensibility and an extraordinary ear for the kaleidoscopic colours of new music.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Overture, The Marriage of Figaro
Luke Bedford : Wonderful Two-Headed Nightingale
Maurice Ravel : Le Tombeau de Couperin
George Benjamin : Three Inventions
Franz Schubert : Symphony No.5

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