Classical music
Contemporary Classical

Concerto for Beatboxer and Orchestra

Part of New Music Biennial

Hear a concerto performed by Southbank Sinfonia and a beatboxer ensemble, created by Anna Meredith and Shlomo. The performance also stars beatbox soloist MaJiKer.

Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music. Her work straddles the worlds of contemporary classical, avant-pop and experimental rock, and is often described as ‘maximalist’ and ‘uncategorisable’.

In 2010, Southbank Centre commissioned Anna to write a new piece for beatboxers and orchestra. The concerto that resulted is an acclaimed modern classical work that recognises the human voicebox as a musical instrument.

Presented in association with the PRS Foundation

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The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall



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This 15-minute piece is performed twice. There is a short Q&A session with the composer between performances.

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