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Inspired by Nature

Kings Place, London


The Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu in focus, with musical performances, film and discussion. Takemitsu had an especially close relationship with the London Sinfonietta, expressed through some extraordinarily beautiful ensemble scores which are now amongst the composer’s most celebrated works. The concert is part of the London Sinfonietta’s Turning Points series, which presents music in the context of the life and times of great composers whose output was so distinctive that it had an enormous impact on the direction of contemporary music. The event also reflects a significant source of inspiration for the composer, in a programme based on his love for nature and the outdoors. 

Tōru Takemitsu Air
Claude Debussy Poissons d'or
Olivier Messiaen Le merle noir
Tōru Takemitsu Rain Tree Sketch II: in memory of Messiaen
Anton Webern 3 Little Pieces
Tōru Takemitsu And then I knew ‘twas wind
Tchaikovsky/Takemitsu Autumn Song
Tōru Takemitsu Rain Coming

Jonathan Berman conductor
London Sinfonietta

Part of the Kings Place series Nature Unwrapped


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    Venue: (view map)

    Kings Place
    90 York Way
    N1 9AG
    United Kingdom

    Box Office No:
    020 7520 1490