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This is Rattle: Helen Grime

 20 September 2017 at 7.30pm 

This is Rattle: Helen Grime

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Britten Sinfonia
Jacqueline Shave violin/director

The British composer Helen Grime celebrates Sir Simon Rattle’s arrival with a personally-curated programme of her own music and its inspirations.

Helen Grime is one of many living composers being championed by Sir Simon Rattle as Music Director of the LSO. She’s responded with a programme that places her own richly-imagined music amidst the works – from Purcell to Stravinsky – that helped shape it.

So there are many living friends and inspirations in the mix: lovingly-crafted works by Oliver Knussen, Thomas Adès and George Benjamin. Britten Sinfonia has this music in its artistic DNA, just as it’s superbly placed to trace Grimes’s roots through Stravinsky and Britten and right back to Henry Purcell: the acorn from which a living tradition took root.

Henry Purcell : Fantasia Upon One Note
Contemporary Composers : A Purcell Garland
Helen Grime : Into the Faded Air
Oliver Knussen : Cantata
Helen Grime : A Cold Spring
Thomas Ades : Court Studies from the Tempest
Benjamin Britten : Sinfonietta
Igor Stravinsky : Dumbarton Oaks

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