Skip to main content
Toggle menu


A goddess reimagined

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Circe ©

Please note: This concert has been cancelled

Be there for the London premiere of Pharmakeia, the complete cycle of four movements by Scottish composer James Dillon, commissioned by the London Sinfonietta in celebration of the composer’s 70th birthday, that began with his 2017 work Circe. Known for his eclectic influences, Circe transformed the Greek goddess of magic into enchanting musical forms, with moments of suspense, playfulness and mysticism throughout. Noted in the Dillon’s score, the goddess’ particular powers appear as transmutation, illusion and necromancy - so expect an otherworldly, unnerving fairy-tale as we experience the full cycle. 
In response to Dillon's music, artists from Central Saint Martins will create new films.  

James Dillon Pharmakeia (2020; London premiere) 

Geoffrey Paterson conductor
London Sinfonietta

Pharmakeia is commissioned by the London Sinfonietta
The movement Circe was commissioned in 2017 by Kunststiftung NRW and Ensemble Musikfabrik


Please note that booking takes place on external sites.
The link will open in a new window.

  • On sale 3 March

    Venue: (view map)

    Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre

    Box Office No: