Wednesday, May 21, 2003


An enterprising programme of new music comes under the baton of London Sinfonietta laureate conductor (and adjunct composer) Oliver Knussen on Thursday 22 May at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. Featured works include the premiere of Alexander Goehr's 'Marching to Carcassone', plus '...about Stravinsky'. Goehr was one of Knussen's own teachers. Then there is Detlev Glanert's experimental chamber sonata, 'Secret Room', and Charles Wuorinen's 'Cyclops'. Wuorinens says this piece is like the stock market, "because it proceeds in fits and starts"! The soloist is Peter Serkin on piano. It promises to be a fascinating and demanding evening.

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