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    Breathlines

    free
    Fri 1 Jul, 6.30pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Classical music
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    Armonico Consort’s choir
    Peter Marsh

    Hypnotic and reflective, energetic and rhythmic, the varied colours of the saxophone are combined with a focus on our breathing in Toby Young’s immersive saxophone concerto.

    Taking its inspiration from baroque music infused with crossover-classical vibes, Breathlines is performed by Amy Dickson alongside an ensemble of baroque strings, recorders, electronics and solo voices from Armonico Consort.

    Guided by Dickson, a Grammy-nominated classical saxophonist, the audience are encouraged to listen to the music and think about their own breathing in a connected way.

    The subconscious process of breathing, that we undertake thousands of times a day, has become a focus of attention for many during the pandemic.

    A haven of tranquillity, this is an opportunity to stop, think and enjoy, in the midst of today’s breathlessly busy world.

    Need to know

    This event is free, but ticketed. Seating is unallocated and tickets don’t guarantee entry: admission is on a first come, first served basis for those with tickets. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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

    Dates & times

    Fri 1 Jul, 6.30pm
    Approximate run time: 60 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

    Price

    • Standard entryFree, but ticketed

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