Long Song of Solitude

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Fri 6 May 2022, 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
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£15 ⁠–⁠ £22
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Claude Vivier, composer

Canadian composers combine forces with the London Sinfonietta as Claude Vivier’s masterwork, Lonely Child, meets a premiere by Nicole Lizée.

In a concert that’s part of our dedicated series to composer Claude Vivier, we hear a performance of the work he described as his ‘long song of solitude’.

Nicole Lizée’s new piece draws inspiration from Viver’s work, addressing isolation in contemporary society.

Her work blends contemporary culture (video, soap opera plots, electronics) into pieces of new music that provide a commentary on daily life.

The concert involves the combined forces of the London Sinfonietta sitting side-by-side with the next generation of musicians to emerge from the Royal Academy of Music, and features the extraordinary talents of conductor Ilan Volkov and soprano Claire Booth.

Long Song of Solitude is kindly supported by Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.

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Performers
  • London Sinfonietta
  • Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble
  • Ilan Volkov conductor
  • Claire Booth soprano
  • Simon Hendry sound design
Repertoire
  • Vivier: Zipangu for 13 strings
  • Nicole Lizée: The Seeds of Solitude (World premiere)
  • Interval
  • Vivier: Lonely Child for soprano & chamber orchestra

Need to know

This show is part of a series dedicated to the music of Claude Vivier, presented by Soundstreams and the London Sinfonietta.

Follow the links below to explore the rest of the series:
Love Songs, Saturday 7 May

Musik für das Ende, Sunday 8 May

Dates & times

Fri 6 May 2022, 7.30pm
Approximate run time: 1 hour 30 mins.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.

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  • Concessions25%**


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