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7:30 PM , Royal Festival Hall , London

Love, hate and undiscovered worlds

Edward Gardner conducts

Sadly this event has now been cancelled.

Eric Tanguy Affettuoso (London premiere)
Brett Dean Cello Concerto (UK premiere)
Sofia Gubaidulina On Love and Hatred (UK premiere)

Edward Gardner conductor* 
Alban Gerhardt cello
Giselle Allen soprano
Robert Murray tenor
Leigh Melrose baritone
Joshua Bloom bass
London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra

A Brett Dean premiere is guaranteed to leave critics grasping for words and images. ‘A whole series of weird, wonderful landscapes culled from the imagination of science fiction … surprisingly moving’, was one reaction to his new Cello Concerto, and for its UK premiere we’ve got the cellist for whom it was created: Alban Gerhardt. That’s merely the centrepiece of a whole evening of musical exploration, opening with a loving tribute to a friend by a great French master, and ending with the first UK performance of the emotionally-charged On Love and Hatred: a major new work by Sofia Gubaidulina, arguably the greatest living Russian composer.

Concert generously supported by Victoria Robey OBE.

Part of Southbank Centre’s SoundState.

* position supported by Mrs Christina Lang Assael

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