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Inspired by nature

Kings Place, London


Our Turning Points series presents the music of great composers whose output was so distinctive that it had an enormous impact on the direction of contemporary music. The focus here is Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu in this subtly colourful programme based on the composer’s love for nature and the outdoors. Takemitsu had an especially close relationship with the London Sinfonietta, expressed through some extraordinarily beautiful ensemble scores which are now amongst the composer’s most celebrated works.

Tōru Takemitsu  Air
Anton Webern  3 Little Pieces
Claude Debussy  Poissons d'or
Olivier Messiaen  Le merle noir
Tōru Takemitsu  Rain Tree Sketch II: in memory of Messiaen
Tōru Takemitsu  And then I knew ‘twas wind
Tchaikovsky / Takemitsu  Autumn Song
Tōru Takemitsu  Rain Coming

Chloe Rooke  conductor
London Sinfonietta

This concert has £5 tickets available for under-30s. Sign up to our Curious? scheme here, or read more about discounted tickets

This event is produced by the London Sinfonietta. London Sinfonietta is grateful to Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation for their support of the cancelled iteration of this concert in April 2020. The work of the London Sinfonietta is supported by Arts Council England and the John Ellerman Foundation

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  • £22.50 (Under 30s £8.50 - limited availability)

    Venue: (view map)

    Kings Place
    90 York Way
    N1 9AG
    United Kingdom

    Box Office No:
    020 7520 1490