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50 years to the day since the orchestra played its first concert, we celebrate our birthday with a concert devoted to touchstones of contemporary music. David Atherton, George Benjamin and Vladimir Jurowski conduct a journey from music of the ensemble’s early years with Stravinsky’s Octet and Ligeti’s Chamber Concerto, to its present with Hans Abrahamsen’s piano concerto Left, alone, performed by Tamara Stefanovich, before looking ahead to the musical pioneers of the future with world premieres of London Sinfonietta commissions.

Programme to include

Sir Harrison Birtwistle The Message
Igor Stravinsky Octet                                    
György Ligeti Chamber Concerto
Samantha Fernando new work                                     
Hans Abrahamsen Left, alone (London premiere)

David Atherton conductor                                    
George Benjamin conductor                                    
Vladimir Jurowski conductor                                    
Tamara Stefanovich solo piano    



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  • Tickets £35, 25, 15 ǀ Limited £5 16–25

    Venue: (view map)

    Royal Festival Hall
    Southbank Centre
    Belvedere Road
    SE1 8XX

    Box Office No:
    0207 960 4200