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A glimpse into the beyond



Trans came to Stockhausen in a dream, and this extraordinary orchestral masterpiece is every bit as dream-like in performance. The conductor is invisible, half the orchestra is hidden behind a vividly lit gauze, and those left in view are instructed to move like puppets. As listeners we are held in a trance, caught somewhere between the real and the imaginary, the present and the future. Pascal Rophé conducts this all-Stockhausen programme, as we celebrate a composer who has played a key part in the London Sinfonietta’s history.

Stockhausen Zodiac for orchestra
Stockhausen Trans

Pascal Rophé conductor
Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble side by side with
London Sinfonietta

It is with great regret that, owing to compositional commitments, Oliver Knussen feels he must withdraw from the Stockhausen concert on Wednesday 6 December 2017. We are pleased to announce that Pascal Rophé will be joining the London Sinfonietta and the Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble to conduct the project.

Download the programme

Stockhausen Trans Programme.pdf
I’m an adventurer. I like invention, I like discovery Karlheinz Stockhausen


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  • £25, £20, £15 (£5 16–25 CURIOUS? members + concessions)

    Venue: (view map)

    Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

    Box Office No:
    0207 960 4200