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Monday 10 Jul 2017

South Bank Sky Arts Award for Stravinsky series

The Philharmonia Orchestra and Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen have won a South Bank Sky Arts Award for their 2016 series, Stravinsky: Myths & Rituals.

Esa-Pekka Salonen accepted the award at a ceremony in London last night. Watch the awards ceremony on Sky Arts on 12 July at 8pm (click here).

The award was in the classical music category of the Awards, which recognises achievements across the arts and entertainment sectors in the UK.

Stravinsky: Myths & Rituals, which was also shortlisted for an RPS Music Award, was a five-concert exploration of the music of Igor Stravinsky, and took place from May to September 2016 at the Orchestra's home venue, Southbank Centre. Conceived and conducted by Salonen, the series juxtaposed early and late - and well-known and rare - Stravinsky works, often presented in concert formats that utilised lighting and choreography. Artists with whom Salonen collaborated on the series included director Peter Sellars and choreographer Karole Armitage.

Major partners and collaborators for the series were Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence, the Royal College of Music and BBC Radio 3.

The series also features a wide range of accompanying content, with insights talks, commissioned essays, a film documentary and interactive website, the programme for which was led by Series Advisor Jonathan Cross.

Image credit: Sky.