Monday 30 January 2017

Adès Deconstructed: In Seven Days

Thomas Ades - In Seven Days - London Sinfonietta
On Wednesday 1 February 2017, the London Sinfonietta is presenting Thomas Adès' concerto for piano and orchestra In Seven Days at the Royal Festival Hall, with pianist Rolf Hind, the Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble and Sian Edwards conducting. To help the audience explore the complexities of Adès' work, instead of companion pieces the first half of the programme will consist of an exploration of In Seven Days. Guided through the score’s structure by presenter Sam West, the orchestra and Rolf Hind playing short extracts to explore how Adès created the work.

Premiered in 2008 by the London Sinfonietta with pianist Nicholas Hodges, conducted by Thomas Adès, with video accompaniment by Tai Rosner, In Seven Days is in seven movements, and the work the creation myth from the Book of Genesis from through to a final contemplation of God's creation. the original performers recorded the work for Signum, and it is available with a DVD film including Tai Rosner's visuals (available from

Full information from the Southbank Centre website.

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