Sir Mark Elder conductor
Shostakovich Symphony No 8 in C minor, Op 65
Sir Mark Elder, Music Director of the Hallé Orchestra and Barbirolli Chair of Conducting at the Academy, returns to conduct Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony following the highly acclaimed performance of the composer’s Fifth here in December 2016. Written in 1943 in the ‘tragic’ key of C minor, many critics argue that the optimism of the work’s conclusion sets it apart from previous symphonies in that key by such composers as Brahms, Bruckner and Mahler.
Sir Harrison Birtwistle The Message
Igor Stravinsky Octet
György Ligeti Chamber Concerto
Deborah Pritchard new work for solo saxophone (world premiere)
Samantha Fernando Formations (world premiere)
Hans Abrahamsen Left, alone (London premiere)
Various composers Encore! (14 variations on a Purcell Hornpipe; world premiere)
David Atherton conductor
George Benjamin conductor
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Tamara Stefanovich solo piano
Simon Haram solo saxophone
London Sinfonietta Academy Alumni
Wednesday, 24th of January 19:30
Royal Festival Hall, London
Mozart- Serenade in C minor, K 388/384a
Beethoven- Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat, Op 19
Friday, 19th of January 13:00
Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music.
Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists comprises the finest young string players from the Royal Academy of Music.
Their programme pairs Mahler’s shrewdly judged arrangement of Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’, created in 1896, with the folk-like charm and energy of Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence.
Enescu Octet for Strings in C, op.7
Kareem Roustom A Voice Exclaiming, for triple string quartet
Levon Chilingirian and Joshua Fisher violin
James Sleigh viola
Jo Cole cello
Cordis Quartet performs a new piece by Rubens Askenar at Duke's Hall, Royal Academy of Music.
Christopher Austin conductor
Bent Sørensen Sinful Songs
Bent Sørensen Looking on Darkness
Rubens Askenar new work
Bent Sørensen Pantomime — Papillons
Free, no tickets required