Igor Stravinsky Orpheus
Witold Lutosławski Partita (for Violin and Orchestra)
Interval – 20 minutes
Thomas Adès Air – Homage to Sibelius (Violin Concerto) (UK premiere)
Igor Stravinsky Agon
Thomas Adès conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter violin
London Symphony Orchestra
The concert will finish at approximately 9pm (timings are subject to change)
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Threads of the past are woven into a radiant future in four ingenious compositions, presented by Thomas Adès, Anne-Sophie Mutter and the LSO.
Stravinsky didn’t attend the premiere of Agon on his 75th birthday, worried that audiences wouldn’t like his new direction. But the ballet was greeted with shouts and whistles, its bracing music compared to Champagne. It’s a cool and considered triumph which melds together ingredients from Baroque to jazz.
Lutosławski’s delicate Partita and Adès’ arching Air convert age-old structures into intriguingly unfamiliar objets d’art.
Like Agon, Orpheus was a balletic collaboration between Stravinsky and choreographer George Balanchine. Orpheus’ traditional lyre becomes a harp in Stravinsky’s elegant, ritualistic music.
His music shapes the sound of the present moment, and Thomas Adès presents a much-anticipated UK premiere in this concert. Air was co-commissioned by violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, for whom Lutosławski’s Partita was also written.
Why do we need composers? It’s a compulsion. I have no choice. There is an image in my head which to me is completely real.’ – Thomas Adès
Header Image © Monika Höfler
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