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A CATALAN CELEBRATION

The legacy of Roberto Gerhard

Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

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London Sinfonietta explores the music of Catalan visionary Roberto Gerhard in this sun-soaked and folkloric programme, alongside three pieces by living composers. Gerhard’s brilliantly virtuosic pieces are named for the zodiac symbols: Libra, his own sign, draws together a colourfully rhythmic folk-like melody with 12-tone influences, while Leo, written for his wife, contrasts the lion’s lazy peacefulness with awe-inspiring outbursts when roused.

The London Sinfonietta returns to these pieces, having given their first European performances in the ensemble’s first year of existence. 

Roberto Gerhard  Libra
Lisa Illean  Januaries
Joan Magrané Figuera  Faula
Raquel García Tomás  aequae
Roberto Gerhard  Leo

Edmon Colomer  conductor
London Sinfonietta 

In association with the Institut Ramon Llull

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