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Adès conducts In Seven Days
Changing Faces: Stravinsky's Journey
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
Thomas Adès In Seven Days*
Lutosławski Symphony No. 3**
Thomas Adès conductor
Kirill Gerstein piano
There's a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh. Thomas Adès has one of his own pieces at the centre of this fascinating evening: the 'concerto for piano' that he created in 2008, and which The New York Times called 'wondrously strange and somehow elemental'. The brilliant Kirill Gerstein helps him bring it to life tonight, throwing new light on two definitive 20th-century classics – Lutosławski's grand, glittering Third Symphony and Stravinsky running off the leash amidst the glamour of 1940s Los Angeles.
*Supported by Resonate. Resonate is a PRS Foundation initiative in partnership with the Association of British Orchestras, BBC Radio 3 and Boltini Trust.
** Organised in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of the Polska Music programme.
This performance is being broadcast live by BBC Radio 3 and will be available online in the UK for 30 days via iPlayer.
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