Music of Today: Early & New

Thursday 10 Nov 2016, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Venue Box Office: 0844 875 0073

Anna-Maria Helsing conductor

Schöllhorn Fantasia(UK première)

Birtwistle Virelai (Sus une fontayne)

Finnis in situ

Jolas Lassus Ricercare(UK première)

Early & New presents fascinating contemporary reimaginings of early music, ranging from Johannes Schöllhorn's subversive paraphrase of a Gibbons fantasia to Betsy Jolas' luminously scored “aerial view” of the music of Lassus. Harrison Birtwistle's Virelai is an ingenious recomposition of a song by Ciconia, whilst Edmund Finnis carries the music of no less than five composers – from Perotin to Rameau – through a musical hall of mirrors.

Click here to read Tim Rutherford-Johnson's programme notes.

This concert is part of the Music of Today series


The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Composers Academy is supported by:

an anonymous donor