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London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle

RÄSONANZ – Donor CONCERT OF THE ERNST VON SIEMENS Music Foundation, an event by musica viva

first guest appearance in Munich

Thursday, 2 May 2019 | Philharmonie, Gasteig | 8.00 pm

Introductory talk: 6.45 pm

Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig

Mark-Anthony Turnage [*1960]

Dispelling the Fears [1994–95]
for two trumpets and orchestra

Sir Harrison Birtwistle [*1934]

The Shadow of Night [2001]
for orchestra 

John Adams [*1947]

Harmonielehre [1985]
for orchestra


Philip Cobb, trumpet
Gábor Tarkövi, trumpet
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

About the programme

räsonanz is the concert initiative of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, which has made it possible for the London Symphony Orchestra under its new principal conductor Sir Simon Rattle to make its first guest appearance in Munich. The orchestra will be bringing with it an Anglo-American programme drawn up specially for the occasion. All three pieces have Munich as a point of reference. Scored for two trumpets and orchestra, Dispelling the Fears is by Mark-Anthony Turnage, who was introduced to Munich audiences through Hans Werner Henze’s Music Theatre Biennale, while The Shadow of Night, which was inspired by Dürer’s Melencolia I, is by Sir Harrison Birtwistle, who won the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in 1995. The programme ends with the large-scale, three-movement Harmonielehre by the American composer John Adams. Written for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in 1985, it is now widely regarded as one of the great mainstream works in the international concert repertory, even though it has rarely been heard in Munich.

The concert series räsonanz – Donor’s Concerts is an initiative of the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftungmusica viva des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Lucerne Festival.

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In cooperation with BR-Klassik and Gasteig München.


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