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    Tapestries

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    Thu 31 Mar, 7.30pm
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    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Classical music
    £15 ⁠–⁠ £22
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    George Lewis, London Sinfonietta

    Composer Alex Paxton’s kaleidoscopic new piece is a busy and sensually colourful tapestry that depicts many different aspects of our society.

    The work is inspired by Bruegel and Ody Saban paintings and Grayson Perry’s Walthamstow Tapestry.

    Written to include the sound from a series of improvisatory workshops with local schoolchildren, the piece is a riot of colour in sound.

    Alongside this, the premiere of an important new commission from American composer, performer and scholar of experimental music George Lewis.

    Alex Paxton’s work was created as part of the London Sinfonietta’s Writing the Future composer development scheme.

    Performers
    • London Sinfonietta
    • Tim Anderson conductor
    • Alex Paxton trombone
    • Claire Chase flute
    • Martin France jazz drum kit
    • The Belham Primary School Choir
    Repertoire
    • Alex Paxton: Candyfolk SpaceDrum (World premiere)
    • Interval
    • George Lewis: Emergent; The Deformation of Mastery (World premiere)

    Need to know

    Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer: Artists’ Bar. Join us after the London Sinfonietta’s performance to hear behind-the-scenes insights from a selection of artists. Admission free.

    Dates & times

    Thu 31 Mar, 7.30pm

    Approximate run time: 110 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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    • Standard entry£15 ⁠–⁠ £22*
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