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LSO Futures: Concert 1

 13 March 2016 at 4pm 

LSO Futures: Concert 1

LSO St Luke's, London
161 Old Street London EC1V 9NG
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

François-Xavier Roth conductor
LSO Chamber Orchestra

LSO Futures, the LSO's biennial festival of contemporary music, returns with two chamber symphonies written at opposite ends of the 20th century that follow a world premier from the 21st.

Donald Glaser won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1960 for his invention of the bubble chamber, a piece of equipment used for the study of subatomic particles. This is how we begin the 2016 edition of LSO Futures, with a breakthrough: a world premiere from Darren Bloom inspired by this landmark scientific event. Then it’s two chamber symphonies, two more breakthroughs and two very different composers: Schoenberg’s chamber symphony, written on the brink of his revolutionary break with tonality, and Thomas Adès’s, a work of staggering maturity and accomplishment from the 19 year old who would go on to become one of Britain’s leading living composers.

Darren Bloom : Dr Glaser's Experiment
Thomas Ades : Chamber Symphony
Arnold Schoenberg : Chamber Symphony

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