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The members of 12 Ensemble sit at a table covered in fruit, wine and instruments

12 Ensemble: Metamorphosis

LSO St Luke's Guest Artist

LSO St Luke's

Friday 1 March 2024 • 8pm

Book Tickets

Tickets: £15, £5

The Concert

Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s

Programme to include:
Edmund Finnis Hymn (after Byrd)
Claude Vivier Zipangu
Oliver Leith Non voglio mai vedere il sole tramontare from ‘Last Days’
Richard Strauss Metamorphosen

12 Ensemble

The concert will finish at approximately 9pm (timings subject to change)


£15 (£5 students)
+ £1.50 booking fee per online/phone transaction

The internationally acclaimed string orchestra 12 Ensemble celebrate the release of their new album Metamorphosis with a one-off performance of this highly-anticipated record in full.

From the divine nature of transformation to alien visions of new worlds and rebirth, the conductor-less 12 Ensemble explore Renaissance hymn reborn as futuristic prayer, ancient Japanese ritual, otherworldly operatic arias and a monumental elegy to lost beauty. Harnessing the transformative sound and arresting commitment of this trail-blazing string collective, Strauss’ iconic Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings is at the heart of a powerful programme which includes the opportunity to witness a rare UK performance of Claude Vivier’s cult-classic Zipangu.

Audiences can also look forward to new music from two of today’s leading composers: a new adaptation of the aria from Oliver Leith’s critically-acclaimed Royal Opera House opera Last Days and a fresh look at an ancient hymn reborn by Edmund Finnis.

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