Tuesday 7 July 2015 7:30PM

Aurora Orchestra; Claire Booth soprano

Stravinsky, Ravel, Julian Anderson and more


  • Aurora Orchestra
  • Claire Booth soprano

Julian Anderson has programmed a concert of compelling reflections on the music of poetry and the poetry of music.

Aurora Orchestra opens with the rhythmic intensity of Stravinsky’s Concertino for string quartet and includes Anderson’s own Poetry Nearing Silence, an eight-movement suite inspired by the drawings and poems of Tom Phillips.

Claire Booth is soloist in the world première of Augusta Read Thomas’s new work.

  • Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
        • Concertino for string quartet
        • Three Japanese lyrics
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
        • Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
  • Julian Anderson (b.1967)
        • Poetry Nearing Silence
  • Interval
  • Augusta Read Thomas (b.1964)
        • Of Being Is a Bird (Emily Dickinson Settings) (world première) [1]
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934)
        • Tragoedia
  1. Commissioned by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation

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