Sunday 22 September 2013

Autumn at LSO St Luke's

Gianandrea Noseda © Chris.Christodoulou
Autumn at LSO St Lukes features a series of BBC Lunchtime Concerts of Mozart's chamber music with the Aronowitz Ensemble, London Winds, Lendvai String Strio, Chiaroscuro Quartet, Vilde Frang and Michall Lifts, the Eben String Quartet. There are also discovery days on Shostkovich and Berlioz. Joanna MacGregor, Graphic Scores, and the Aurora Orchestra all push the boundaries with their concerts.

There is an LSO discovery day on Shostakovich which includes access to an LSO rehearsal in the afternoon with Gianandrea Noseda, musicologists Michelle Assay and David Fanning will talk about Shostakovich's work with reference to his Sixth Symphony and there will be a performance of one of his quartets by players from the LSO (29/9). And a discovery day on Berlioz, which follows a similar format (3/11)

Joanna MacGregor and Graphic Scores will be celebrating music spanning classical, experimental and jazz, ranging from familiar notation, comic strip to abstract art with music by George Crumb, Cathy Berberian, Fred Frith, JohnCage, Wadata Leo Smith, Cornelius Cardew, Tom Philips and Jennifer Walshe (6/10). The Workers Union Ensemble is the guest of LSO Soundhub and their programme features music by LSO Soundhub associates and other young composers including Joe Cutler, Daniel Saleeb and Matthew Kenr, plus music by Laurence Crane, Matthew Shlomwitz and works from the ensembles more recent Call for Works competition. (9/11)

The Aurora Orchestra under their conductor Nicholas Collon is joined by the choir of Clare College, Cambridge, tenor Andrew Staples and mezz-soprano Jane Irwin for Iain Farrington's chamber version of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde and Imogen Holsts's arrangement of Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb. (16/11)

Andrew Smith's Norwegian Requiem features the intriguing mixture of trumpet, electronics and vocals from Arve Henriksen and keyboards from Stale Strolokken, plus the choir Choralis: Wells Cathedral School Girls Choir and the LSO Community Choir under conductor Christopher Finch (26/11)

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