How Do We Live with Death?
The London Philharmonic Orchestra showcases works including Berg’s Violin Concerto, dedicated to ‘the memory of an angel’, which conveys a bottomless depth of personal loss. They also perform the monumental centrepiece to their year of Belief and Beyond Belief concerts, with Penderecki’s St Luke Passion, a work which struggles and laments towards redemption.
The composer is at the festival to introduce the work and speak through his inspirations. Plus the BBC Concert Orchestra perform music for film and theatre which explores the representation of death and spirituality.
On the weekend of Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 March, speakers including Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds, and Sarah Bakewell, author of How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer, join together for talks, panels and debates covering topics such as whether we have the right to die, burial rites, apocalyptic religions and the way to immortality.
This is the third part of Belief and Beyond Belief, our year-long festival exploring religion, spirituality, belief and the world.
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Our weekend pass for Belief and Beyond Belief: The Quick and the Dead – How Do We Live With Death? gives you access to talks, panels, and debates throughout the Saturday and Sunday of the festival.
Weekend Pass: £25
Day Passes: £15 / £7.50 concessions
You can also book a pass to attend one or more days