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Staring into the black hole



Daniela Terranova Notturno in forma di rosa (2009) (UK premiere)
Francesco Filidei Ballata No. 2 (2011) (UK premiere)
Salvatore Sciarrino Immagina il deserto (2016)(UK premiere)
Salvatore Sciarrino
... da un Divertimento (1970)
Luciano Berio Folksong Suite (1964)

Each time Salvatore Sciarrino begins a new composition, he finds himself “staring into a black hole”, uncertain which way to turn. This teetering sensation is what makes his music so compelling live, as we hover on the edge of the abyss with him. At times it is fragile and sparse, at others a frenzy of activity, all the while threatening to collapse into silence. Now the elder statesman of Italian music, Sciarrino has just been awarded the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion. He has paved the way for a new wave of emerging composers, whose music is paired here with that of Luciano Berio – the grandfather of the Italian avant-garde.

Marco Angius conductor
Anna Radziejewska mezzo soprano
London Sinfonietta



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    St John's Smith Square
    Smith Square
    SW1P 3HA

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    0207 960 4200