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 04 October 2017 at 7.30pm 


Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
United Kingdom
020 7520 1440

London Sinfonietta

What would the future hold without new music? What if all we ever heard were the same 10 symphonies again and again? “A civilisation that conserves”, said Boulez, “is one that will decay because it is afraid of going forward”. Now in our 50th year, the London Sinfonietta has never been afraid to take risks. Join us for an exclusive conversation with co-founders David Atherton and Nicholas Snowman and Principal Pianist John Constable as they look back at how the orchestra first came to life. Part of the Kings Place Turning Points series, here we explore our own turning point: how two forward-thinking individuals set in motion one of the most pioneering musical organisations in Britain. The evening will also include archive footage and chamber music from the ensemble’s early programming.

Arnold Schoenberg : Phantasy
Anton Webern : Drei Stücke
Olivier Messiaen : Le merle noir
Maurice Ravel : Piece en forme de habanera
Harrison Birtwistle : Verses
Edgard Varèse : Density 21.5
Igor Stravinsky : movements from The Soldiers Tale

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