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Here and Now
Isle of Noises
Arne Gieshoff Burr (world premiere)*
Anders Hillborg Sound Atlas (world premiere)**
Erkki-Sven Tüür Solastalgia for piccolo and orchestra (UK premiere)†
Louis Andriessen Agamemnon (European premiere)
Helen Grime Percussion Concerto (world premiere)††
Marin Alsop conductor
Stewart McIlwham piccolo
Colin Currie percussion
London Philharmonic Orchestra
When Alex Ross, author of The Rest Is Noise, said that Britain was one of the best places in the world to make new music, this is exactly the sort of thing he was talking about. A young German composer who’s found his voice in London. A new showpiece for percussion phenomenon Colin Currie, from one of the most powerful young British talents. The European premiere of Louis Andriessen’s Agamemnon. And the LPO’s own Principal Piccolo introduces a new concerto from Estonia, before the whole Orchestra gives the world premiere of the Concerto for Orchestra by the cult Swedish composer Anders Hillborg. Musical history in the making: you heard it here first.
Part of Southbank Centre’s SoundState festival, January 2019.
*Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra following Arne Gieshoff’s participation in the LPO Young Composers programme.
**Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and Göteborgs Symfoniker.
†Commissioned by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, St. Louis Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestra.
††Commissioned by Southbank Centre, London, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
Concert generously supported by Dior.
This performance is being recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
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