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London Sinfonietta: Adès Deconstructed - In Seven Days

Part of Belief and Beyond Belief

From Chaos to Contemplation, the London Sinfonietta deconstruct Adès’ 2008 masterwork In Seven Days, shedding new light on the workings of one of the UK’s most inquisitive musical voices. His take on the story of the Creation is typically idiosyncratic.

`It’s not a sort of chaos', he says, `but like a meteorite. The story is as much scientific as it is religious.' In Seven Days takes the complexity of the world as its starting point, pulling apart its intricate details before piecing it back together.

And so, in the first half of this concert, the London Sinfonietta pull apart the intricacies of the work itself, guided through the score’s structure by a presenter, with the orchestra and Rolf Hind playing short extracts to explore how Adès created the work. In the second half of the concert In Seven Days is performed in full.

Discover more of this distinctive and eloquent work as the worlds of science, religion, and music collide.

Part of Southbank Centre's Belief and Beyond Belief festival.


London Sinfonietta
Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
Rolf Hind
Sian Edwards
Sam West


Thomas Adès: In Seven Days - Concerto for piano & orchestra

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Royal Festival Hall


£15 - £25
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
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In Seven Days is performed without Tal Rosner's video projections.

£5 tickets are available for ages 16 – 25 in £15 and £20 seating areas.