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HANS ABRAHAMSEN: SCHNEE

Journey into a frozen wilderness

St John's Smith Square

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Morgan Hayes Overture: The Kiss (2016) (world premiere of a London Sinfonietta commission)
Simon Holt Fool is Hurt (2015) (UK premiere of a London Sinfonietta co-commission
Hans Abrahamsen Schnee (2008)

Journey into a frozen wilderness

From the delicacy of a single snowflake, whispering as it falls from the sky, to vast, impenetrable snowdrifts – Hans Abrahamsen’s monumental artwork Schnee is an all-encompassing experience. In this hour-long tour de force Abrahamsen uses a series of interlocking canons to create a magnificent and ethereal piece of musical architecture. The loneliness and quietude of this frozen landscape finds resonance in Simon Holt’s piccolo concerto – Fool is Hurt – a work inspired by the isolation of the central character in the Federico Fellini film La Strada

Michael Cox piccolo
Thierry Fischer conductor
London Sinfonietta

Simon Holt’s work has been co-commissioned with the NOVA Ensemble and supported by the London Sinfonietta Pioneers

This concert is supported by the RVW Trust

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  • £15 (plus concessions and £5 16-25)

    Venue: (view map)

    St John's Smith Square
    Smith Square
    London
    SW1P 3HA

    Box Office No:
    0207 960 4200