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2019: All the world's a stage
J S BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
BRETT DEAN The Players, for accordion and orchestra (UK premiere)
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella (complete)
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Pieter Schoeman violin*
Juliette Bausor flute
Catherine Edwards harpsichord
James Crabb accordion
Angharad Lyddon mezzo-soprano
Sam Furness tenor
David Soar bass
London Philharmonic Orchestra
*Chair supported by Neil Westreich
The play’s the thing. Nothing that Brett Dean does is ever predictable, and as the LPO launches his new Composer-in-Residence partnership with this most compelling of living composers, we present the UK premiere of The Players. The scene is Elsinore, setting of Dean’s multi-award-winning 2017 opera Hamlet, and a troupe of actors is about to perform. Tonight, though, there’s only one star: the phenomenal accordion player James Crabb. It just gets more entertaining from there, in a concert that begins with the ceremonial sunburst of Bach’s ‘Brandenburg’ Concerto No. 5, and follows up with a complete performance of Stravinsky’s irreverent mock-Baroque extravaganza Pulcinella. Pure theatre.
Generously supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.
Part of 2020 Vision
This concert will be filmed live at the Royal Festival Hall by Silent Studios and will be broadcast online by our streaming partner Marquee TV. The concert will premiere at 8pm on Wednesday 16 December and will be available for you to enjoy at home free of charge for an initial 7-day period.