Taking centre stage is the world premiere of Where We Lost Our Shadows, a collaborative work by Du Yun and Khaled Jarrar commissioned by Southbank Centre and Carnegie Hall. Combining traditional South Asian raga music with text from Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan, the piece features footage from Jarrar’s journey in the company of a Palestinian-Syrian refugee family from Syria to Germany.
The first half of the concert follows migrations of a different kind: in the company of Sam Amidon we trace the journey of a folk ballad across continents and centuries from 16th-century Norway to modern-day New York City in the form of Nico Muhly’s The Only Tune.
The journey is enriched by new animations from Ola Szmida and completed by Iain Farrington’s dazzling chamber orchestra arrangement of Mahler’s own 'song from the road' – the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen – sung here by Jennifer Johnston.
RepertoireTraditional: Two Sisters
Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer at 3.15pm – Artists' Bar with Du Yun and Susanna Eastburn.
Delve deeper into the music at this informal Q&A with our SoundState featured artist.