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The Swingling Sixties
Changing Faces: Stravinsky’s Journey
Stravinsky Variations (Aldous Huxley in Memoriam)
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Elizabeth Atherton soprano
Maria Ostroukhova mezzo-soprano
Sam Furness tenor†
Joel Williams tenor
Theodore Platt baritone
Joshua Bloom bass†
London Philharmonic Choir**
London Philharmonic Orchestra
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Maxim Mikhailov.
†Please note a change of artists from previously advertised
Imagine a symphony that takes everything a symphony has been and everything a symphony could be: an orchestral showpiece that’s simultaneously a protest, a celebration, and an outrageous postmodern prank from the heart of 60s counterculture. Berio’s Sinfonia is all that and much more; and 50 years after its premiere, The Swingles – who sang in its historic first performance in 1968 – join forces with the LPO to bring it back to astonishing, psychedelic life. It’s a spectacular landmark on our Stravinsky journey, as well. Two piercing, crystal-clear musical rituals from 1958 and 1964 begin the concert – and throw open the doors of perception.
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