T1786509698 (SOUTHBANK18)Imagine a symphony that takes in everything a symphony has been and everything a symphony could be. Picture an orchestral showpiece that's simultaneously a protest, a celebration, and an outrageous postmodern prank from the heart of 1960s counterculture. Berio's Sinfonia is all that and much more. 50 years after its premiere, The Swingles - who sang in its historic first performance in 1968 - join forces with the LPO to bring it back to astonishing, psychedelic life. It's a spectacular landmark on our Stravinsky journey, as well. Two piercing, crystal-clear musical rituals from 1958 and 1964 begin the concert - and throw open the doors of perceptionCompany London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. Performer Elizabeth Atherton (soprano). Performer Maria Ostroukhova (mezzo-soprano). Performer Thomas Walker (tenor). Performer Joel Williams (tenor). Performer Theodore Platt (baritone). Performer Clive Bayley (bass). Company The Swingles. Company London Philharmonic Choir. Music Stravinsky (Variations in memoriam Aldous Huxley - Threni - id est Lamentationes Jeremiae prophetae). Music Stravinsky (Tango arr for Orchestra). Music Berio (Sinfonia).
|8 Dec 18||Southbank Centre, West End :: V423|
listing details L092174284