Georg Philipp Telemann: Ouverture des nations anciens et modernes
George Frideric Handel: Cantata, Figlio d'alte speranze
Sally Beamish: Spinal Chords (London premiere)
Pietro Antonio Locatelli: Concerto grosso in E flat, Op.7 No.6 (Il pianto d'Arianna)
George Frideric Handel: Cantata, Delirio amoroso
In this concert the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment takes centre-stage in the Cultural Olympiad celebrations, with the world premiere of Spinal Chords by Sally Beamish.
Commissioned as part of New Music 20x12, the piece is set to a text by Melanie Reid, who broke her neck and back during a horse-riding accident in 2010. Melanie has since been writing an inspirational account of her life as a columnist for The Times newspaper and the piece reflects the positivity of Melanie and the immense spirit of the Paralympian movement.
The rest of the programme continues the Olympic theme with references to the Movement's home country, Greece and the coming together of nations.
Queen Elizabeth Hall at 5.45pm - OAE Extras. Sally Beamish introduces her new commission. FreePerformers
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Matthew Truscott director
Roberta Invernizzi soprano
Juliet Stevenson narrator