Sunday 20 Jan 2019, 8pmPurcell Room, London

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Dalia Stasevska conductor

Claire Chase flute

Dai Fujikura Concerto for flute and ensembleUK premiere

Andrew Norman Try for ensemble

Gripping music by two composers, Dai Fujikura and Andrew Norman, who are fast becoming leading lights of their generation.

American composer Andrew Norman recently won the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition and is known for the unique sound-worlds he creates. 

Dai Fujikura, from Japan, has established himself as an important voice in orchestral music with a number of commissions from across Europe and Asia. 

Both composers embrace improvisatory styles, with Norman describing his own music as a representation of "how we manipulate stuff on our computers... cutting things up and pausing them and freezing them". Fujikura's flute concerto, written for soloist Claire Chase, employs techniques for the soloist including beat-boxing, multiphonic glissandos, harmonics and pitch bends.



  • Tickets: This concert is FREE but tickets are required - select seats using the button above
  • Running time: 50 minutes, no interval
  • Concert programme: Free programmes are available upon entry
  • Before the concert: Martyn Brabbins conducts the world premiere of Prometheus, a new Concerto for Bass Clarinet by Geoffrey Gordon; and Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, 3pm, Royal Festival Hall

This concert is part of the Music of Today series