Thursday 4 Dec 2014, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Venue Box Office: 020 3879 9555

Kevin John Edusei conductor

Magnus Holmander clarinet

Hillborg Peacock Tales (Millennium version) for Clarinet and Tape

Hillborg Six Pieces for Wind Quintet

Hillborg Vaporized Tivoli(UK première)

Anders Hillborg from Sweden has a penchant for the burlesque and the surreal. There's no way to pin his style down: the listener is swept along by a constantly changing sequence of events, teeming with ideas and full of surprising jump-cuts and juxtapositions. The programme includes the much awaited UK premiere of Vaporized Tivoli, which refers loosely to Ray Bradbury's novel about a malicious traveling carnival, and Peacock Tales, which calls on the clarinet soloist to mime and to dance.

This concert is part of the Music of Today series