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Marius Neset and London Sinfonietta Perform Snowmelt

Categories: Concerts, New Work
Tags: london sinfonietta, marius neset, snowmelt, turner sims

Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, 22nd November at 8.00pm
Highfield Road Southampton, Hampshire SO17 1BJ United Kingdom
Norwegian composer and saxophonist Marius Neset leads an orchestral performance of music from his forthcoming new album.
Marius Neset - photo by Lisbeth Holton

Snowmelt (live performance of new recording)

Wunderkind saxophonist Marius Neset exploded on to the UK stage in 2010 when he performed at Ronnie Scott’s as part of his mentor Django Bates’ 50th birthday celebrations. Using a palette of visceral instrumental sounds, his music mixes the lyricism of his Scandinavian roots with the high-octane fury of Bates and Zappa.

Following the world premiere of his new album Snowmelt at the EFG London Jazz Festival, here now is a second live performance at Turner Sims Southampton. This music stretches the boundaries of contemporary jazz, demanding infectious energy and lightning virtuosity from nineteen London Sinfonietta players and a jazz quartet, with Neset at their helm.

Neset’s music has an infectious energy and a harmonic dynamism which is very different, and hugely refreshing. The Telegraph

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London Sinfonietta at St John’s Smith Square

Categories: Concerts, New Work
Tags: hans abrahamsen, london sinfonietta, morgan hayes, simon holt

Hans Abrahamsen - Schnee

Tuesday 6th December at 7.30pm, St John’s Smith Square, London

A concert as part of the London Sinfonietta’s 2016-2017 Southbank Residency

Michael Cox piccolo
Thierry Fischer conductor
London Sinfonietta
Morgan Hayes Overture: The Kiss (2016) (world premiere of a London Sinfonietta commission)
Simon Holt: Fool is Hurt (2015) (UK premiere of a London Sinfonietta co-commission)
Hans Abrahamsen: Schnee (2008)

Journey into a frozen wilderness

From the delicacy of a single snowflake, whispering as it falls from the sky, to vast, impenetrable snowdrifts – Hans Abrahamsen’s monumental artwork Schnee is an all-encompassing experience. In this hour-long tour de force Abrahamsen uses a series of interlocking canons to create a magnificent and ethereal piece of musical architecture. The loneliness and quietude of this frozen landscape finds resonance in Simon Holt’s piccolo concerto – Fool is Hurt – a work inspired by the isolation of the central character in the Federico Fellini film La Strada.

Simon Holt’s work has been co-commissioned with the NOVA Ensemble and supported by the London Sinfonietta Pioneers

This concert is supported by the RVW Trust

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A Catalan Celebration

Categories: Concerts
Tags: catalan music, london sinfonietta, roberto gerhard

Wednesday 1 December, 7.30pm at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London

London Sinfonietta explores the music of Catalan visionary Roberto Gerhard in this sun-soaked and folkloric programme, alongside three pieces by living composers. Gerhard’s brilliantly virtuosic pieces are named for the zodiac symbols: Libra, his own sign, draws together a colourfully rhythmic folk-like melody with 12-tone influences, while Leo, written for his wife, contrasts the lion’s lazy peacefulness with awe-inspiring outbursts when roused.

The London Sinfonietta returns to these pieces, having given their first European performances in the ensemble’s first year of existence.
Roberto Gerhard Libra
Lisa Illean Januaries
Joan Magrané Figuera Faula
Raquel García Tomás aequae
Roberto Gerhard Leo

Edmon Colomer conductor
London Sinfonietta


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