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SoundState

24 – 28 FEB 2021

Southbank Centre’s festival of cross-boundary sounds and cutting edge music returns.

The Arditti Quartet presents new works from Betsy Jolas and Christian Mason, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra performs the UK premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina’s On Love and Hatred and Brett Dean’s Cello Concerto.

The London Sinfonietta presents the world premiere of a new piece from George Lewis, and the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Music of Today series focuses on Tyshawn Sorey, and Víkingur Ólafsson with new piano works from Edmund Finnis.

Full programme to be announced, including appearances from Roomful of Teeth, Shiva Feshareki and Claire Chase.
 

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London Sinfonietta performing on stage
7:30 pm
Wed 24 Feb 2021
7:30 pm | Wed 24 Feb 2021
classical music
contemporary classical
Vimbayi Kaziboni conducts a brand new work by George Lewis, performed by the London Sinfonietta
Vimbayi Kaziboni conducts a brand new work by George Lewis, performed by the London Sinfonietta
Tyshawn Sorey, composer
7:15 pm
Thu 25 Feb 2021
7:15 pm | Thu 25 Feb 2021
classical music
contemporary classical
Meet a musical polymath with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Meet a musical polymath with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Víkingur Ólafsson, pianist
9:00 pm
Thu 25 Feb 2021
9:00 pm | Thu 25 Feb 2021
classical music
contemporary classical
One of today’s most versatile pianists joins the Philharmonia Orchestra
One of today’s most versatile pianists joins the Philharmonia Orchestra

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4:00 pm
Sat 27 Feb 2021
4:00 pm | Sat 27 Feb 2021
classical music
contemporary classical
Brand new music from the celebrated pioneers of the contemporary string quartet
Brand new music from the celebrated pioneers of the contemporary string quartet
Alban Gerhardt, cellist

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7:30 pm
Sat 27 Feb 2021
7:30 pm | Sat 27 Feb 2021
classical music
Music is the final frontier in a concert of premieres with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Music is the final frontier in a concert of premieres with the London Philharmonic Orchestra