Tuesday, February 11, 2003


"By George! - Musical Encounters with George Benjamin" is a year long series (which began in October 2002) featuring eleven concerts at the Barbican. As well as performances of acclaimed works such as 'Ringed by the Flat Horizon', 'Three Inventions' and 'Sudden Time', two pieces will receive their world premieres: 'Palimpsest II' for orchestra and 'Shadowlines' for solo piano. Artists involved in the series include Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis, Kent Nagano, and Benjamin himself, who will conduct several performances. Concurrently, a 'Discovery Programme' of talks, lectures and films will allow audiences to explore his music in more depth.

The ‘Shadowlines’ premiere is this Thursday. There is a Benjamin discography here, plus a complete overview at Faber Music.

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