LSO – Futures concert

The Programme

Unsuk Chin’s glimmering SPIRA grows out of the resonance of two vibraphones, its title referencing the ‘marvellous spiral’ that a 17th-century mathematician observed all over the natural world. Donghoon Shin’s eloquent Cello Concerto is inspired by the eerie visions of Austrian poet Georg Trakl.

And how do emerging composers begin to collaborate with major orchestras? The London Symphony Orchestra’s Panufnik Composers Scheme sets out to bring them together. This year, the scheme culminates in this concert, which presents world premieres by rising stars Christian Drew and Stef Conner.

LSO Futures is a collaboration between François-Xavier Roth and the LSO that goes back over a decade – ‘a festival championing new music, not just the music of our time, but also music from the last decades’, in the conductor’s own words. ‘I often say that I love contemporary music from all periods of music history,’ says Roth. ‘All music was modern music at the time. And I think that as a society, as an audience, as artists, the more we have close contact to the music written today, the better. There’s a risk in something you don’t know; something that shakes us or provokes us is healthy. And I think that music should keep going, inventing and showing the world of tomorrow.’

 

Christian Drew AQUARIUM DRIFTER (world premiere, LSO Panufnik commission)
Unsuk Chin SPIRA
Donghoon Shin Nachtergebung (Cello Concerto) (UK premiere)
Interval – 20 minutes
Stef Conner Hateful Grace (world premiere, LSO Panufnik commission)
Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

François-Xavier Roth  conductor
Rebecca Gilliver  cello
London Symphony Orchestra

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Date

Apr 07 2024

Time

19 h 00 min
LONDON, Barbican Centre

Location

LONDON, Barbican Centre
Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Organizer

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
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Administration: +44 20 7588 1116
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