Thursday, November 27, 2003


This season the London Sinfonietta has been celebrating the extraordinary achievements of the generation of composers which changed musical history after world war two, with major features on Ligeti, Xenakis, Cage and Berio. The ensemble is also in the midst of performing important premieres by Elliott Carter, Harrison Birtwistle and Jonathan Harvey combined with new works from young composers.

And, in their own words, "By mixing Berio with folk music from Kurdistan, electronica artists from the Warp Record label with classical 20th-century avant-garde works and collaborating with cutting-edge rock and jazz musicians, the Sinfonietta continues to put contemporary music into new contexts."

The season is profiled in more detail online.

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