Thursday 2 May 2013, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Venue Box Office: 020 3879 9555

Kwamé Ryan conductor

Allison Bell soprano

Vivier Et je reverrai cette ville étrange

Vivier Trois airs pour un opéra imaginaire

We commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Claude Vivier, who was murdered at age 34 with performances of two of his major works. This visionary Franco-Canadian composer left a fascinating collection of music which has ensured his permanently growing reputation. Vivier absorbed influences as diverse as Asian traditional music, Stockhausen and plainchant; his music ritualistic, hypnotic, hovering and hallucinatory, charged with emotion and seductively colourful.