Our 2016/17 season focuses on music of the 21st century: works of beauty, complexity and drama that deserve to be listened to, not just heard.
Ahead of each concert we’ll provide a step-by-step guide online, to help you do just that. Playlists, interviews, videos and audio-illustrated articles (plus a bit of homework if you’re up for it) will reveal the music, its context and the composer’s creative mind.
At the very first concert of our season – on Thursday 13 October 2016 – we perform music by enigmatic Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino. His work has rarely been heard in the UK but is acclaimed overseas – so much so that he’s being presented with Venice Biennial’s Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement a couple of weeks beforehand. We’re proud, and excited, to give UK audiences the chance to experience his music live.
For Step 1 of your online guide Salvatore has put together a playlist of works that capture his sound world, and will help you to set the scene.
Carlo Gesualdo Tu m’uccidi, o crudele
Caudio Monteverdi Incoronazione di Poppea
Allesandro Stradella S. Giovanni Battista
Ludwig van Beethoven Quartet no. 14 op.131
Claude Debussy Nuages
Salvatore Sciarrino Vanitas
Salvatore Sciarrino Lohengrin
Salvatore Sciarrino I Capricci
Salvatore Sciarrino Il cantiere del poema
Salvatore Sciarrino Libro notturno delle voci