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Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London


*Please note: Unfortunately the conductor Zvonimir Hačko is unable to perform due to illness. As this project is very much his inspiration, supported by ICCM, we have decided with him not to find a replacement conductor but will seek to reschedule the programme in the future.  We send our regret and apologies to ticket buyers about this situation. 

In order to ensure music making on this night, the London Sinfonietta will instead present an alternative programme of chamber music. Please see new event page Quartet For The End Of Time for details*.  We hope you may join us. 

original project copy reads

London Sinfonietta reunites with the International Centre for Contemporary Music to place the music of Krzysztof Penderecki front and centre. 

Penderecki's 70-year composing career exemplified the arc of Polish musical modernism, and in 2012 the Guardian called him 'arguably Poland's greatest living composer'. At times deeply Romantic, at times 'liberating sound beyond all tradition', his music is always emotionally expressive.

Krzysztof Penderecki  Polymorphia
Dobrinka Tabakova  Together Remember to Dance
Krzysztof Penderecki  Symphony No. 3

Bizjak Piano Duo  piano duo
Zvonimir Hacko  conductor
London Sinfonietta

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Penderecki looked for and found new possibilities of compositional expression in the tension-filled area between noise and music. Thus, he unsettled the conservative concert audience, yet at the same time opened new artistic horizons and reached the forefront of the European avant-garde. Obituary by Schott Music
Dobrinka’s music is that glorious combination of immediate and complex, that invites audiences to delve deeper into her sound world. PRS Foundation
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