A CATALAN CELEBRATION
The legacy of Roberto Gerhard
Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
London Sinfonietta explores the music of Catalan visionary Roberto Gerhard in this sun-soaked and folkloric programme, alongside three pieces by living Catalan 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.
Programme to include:
Roberto Gerhard Leo
Roberto Gerhard Libra
In association with the Institut Ramon Llull
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