Our UK tour of Reich: Music for 18 Musicians saw us take the American composer's masterful minimalism to London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham and Basingstoke. Following five brilliant all-Reich evenings, take a look at some of the highlights from our tour, including photos, reviews and audience reactions.
55 minutes of heaven from Steve Reich’s masterful Music for 18 Musicians The Times
London Sinfonietta were unerringly competent, with individual colours brightening and darkening smooth and sustained ensemble work. " Bachtrack
Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich, performed last night by the London Sinfonietta was completely incredible in every way Audience Member, Royal Festival Hall
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Steve Reich's 'Music for 18 Musicians' is a masterpiece that has brought me so much joy since I discovered it as a teenager. Thank you to @london.sinfonietta for an experience I doubt I'll ever forget. I last heard this piece performed live in Glasgow City Halls back in 2010/11, also by the Sinfonietta. It blew my mind then, and it blew my mind again tonight.
Music for 18 Musicians was mesmeric. A thrilling rendition that sent shivers up my spine. I particularly enjoyed the added choreography of the live performance. The movement of the players is almost balletic. A masterpiece. Audience Member
Straight from the plane to the concert of @Ldn_Sinfonietta performing Runner, Clapping Music and Music for 18 Musicians by @SteveReich. Hypnotized by the music and the subtleties of musicians' existence within it. As always, one can't change the meeting place with @KalliJari pic.twitter.com/cB11ZHIKTx— Yulia Savikovskaya (@YSavikovskaya) February 12, 2019
Published: 15 Feb 2019