SERGEI PROKOFIEV: MAN OF THE PEOPLE?
Greatly admired for his musical insight, Vladimir Jurowski curates a Prokofiev festival with the London Philharmonic Orchestra that presents loved works alongside rarely heard gems of the concert hall, stage and screen.
PERFECT CONSTRUCTIONS: THE MUSIC OF CONLON NANCARROW
Conlon Nancarrow was one of the most enigmatic, freethinking composers of 20th-century American music. During this focus on his music, in collaboration with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, hear some of his best known works including rare performances of all his player piano studies spread over three days.
'THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD': MUSIC THAT DEFINES AN ERA
Iconic works of the late 19th and 20th centuries that both reflect the spirit of their age and continue to resonate in the contemporary world are explored by the Philharmonia Orchestra.
SOUNDS VENEZUELA 2012
The sensational series Sounds Venezuela returns for a third year, welcoming back the superstar conductor Gustavo Dudamel and his electric Simón BolÍvar Symphony Orchestra. The festival celebrates Venezuela’s Sistema, a world-famous programme designed to connect young people from underprivileged backgrounds with classical music.
EXQUISITE LABYRINTH: THE MUSIC OF PIERRE BOULEZ
Musical giant Pierre Boulez is celebrated at this festival that includes the composer himself conducting a special performance of his masterpiece Pli selon pli, and almost all his piano works played during one day by Pierre-Laurent Aimard.