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Solos, Duos, Ensemble

The London Sinfonietta performs Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Five Lessons in a Frame alongside new music for solo viola by Edward Nesbit.

Part of an evening of solos, duos and ensemble repertoire, Birtwistle’s piece ‘frames’ the duets the composer penned for London Sinfonietta musicians for his 80th birthday concert.

Also, hear a world premiere from cutting-edge Writing the Future composer Edward Nesbit and the highly imaginative ensemble music of Chaya Czernowin.


London Sinfonietta
Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Paul Silverthorne viola
Mark van de Wiel clarinet
Melinda Maxwell oboe
Andrew Zolinsky piano
Tony Simpson lighting design


Sir Harrison Birtwistle: The Message for clarinet in E flat, trumpet in C & military drum; An interrupted endless melody for oboe & piano
Edward Nesbit: Viola Concerto (World premiere)
Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Bouleumeta for solo clarinet
Chaya Czernowin: Lovesong
Sir Harrison Birtwistle: 5 Lessons in a frame

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£15 - £20
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£15, £20


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