In Portrait: Harrison Birtwistle
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 19:30

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Queen Elizabeth Hall

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London
The London Sinfonietta present a portrait of Sir Harrison Birtwistle

Ticket Office Tel No:

0844 847 9940

Part One:

Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Tom Service discuss the composer's music onstage, with examples played live by the London Sinfonietta.


Part Two:

Harrison Birtwistle Cortege


Harrison Birtwistle Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum
Harrison Birtwistle 5 Distances for 5 Instruments
Harrison Birtwistle In Broken Images (UK premiere)

The London Sinfonietta’s long association with British composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle continues with an event which will uncover his musical language, featuring examples from earlier works and including the UK premiere of his latest composition for the ensemble, In Broken Images based on a poem by Robert Graves of the same name. The first half will be an on-stage introduction to the music led by music writer Tom Service in conversation with Sir Harrison Birtwistle and illustrated with musical extracts played live by the London Sinfonietta. Once you’ve gained an insight into how the legendary composer thinks about his music, the London Sinfonietta will then perform a selection of compelling works which encapsulate some of the most important elements of his compositional style.

In Portrait: Harrison Birtwistle

Online Booking Fee of

£1.75

Ticket Office Tel No:

0844 847 9940

Tel Booking Fee of

£2.75
Ticket Information

£22, £15, £9

Thursday 24 May, 7.30pm

Concession price: Under 26s

£6.50

Full time students

£4.50
Venue Information
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom