Tuesday 24 March 2020 7:30PM

Cancelled: Mark-Anthony Turnage 60th Birthday Concert

Stravinsky, Turnage, Knussen, Ravel and Benjamin


Cancelled Concert
In response to advice from Public Health England, Wigmore Hall will be closed from Tuesday 17 March. This event has therefore been cancelled.

Read a full statement from Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly.


  • Nash Ensemble
  • Jonathan Berman conductor
  • Claire Booth soprano
  • Benjamin Nabarro violin
  • Lawrence Power viola
  • Timothy Ridout viola
  • Adrian Brendel cello
  • Martin Robertson soprano saxophone

The Nash Ensemble’s annual ‘Nash Inventions’ concert celebrates the 60th birthday of Mark-Anthony Turnage, one of the most admired and widely performed British composers of his generation. There are three works by Turnage, including the jazz-inspired Slide Stride and a specially written new commission dedicated to the memory of his mentor Oliver Knussen. The programme, devised in collaboration with the composer, also includes 20th-century classics by Stravinsky and Ravel and pieces by Knussen and Turnage’s contemporary Sir George Benjamin.

  • Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
        • Three Pieces for string quartet
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage (b.1960)
        • Sarabande for soprano saxophone and piano
  • Oliver Knussen (1952-2018)
        • Songs without Voices Op. 26
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage
        • Slide Stride for piano and string quartet
  • Interval
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
        • Sonata for violin and cello
  • Sir George Benjamin (b.1960)
        • Viola, Viola
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage
        • Owl Songs for soprano and ensemble (world première) [1]
  1. Co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall and Nash Ensemble

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