BBC Concert Orchestra
The Bang on a Can All-Stars join the BBC Concert Orchestra and Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey for the UK premiere of Flower Power, a new work from Pulitzer prize-winning American composer Julia Wolfe.
In her new work, Wolfe draws on the energy generated by a radical revolutionary moment - the late 1960s - a time when experimental ideas and questions permeated all parts of the political, social and artistic landscapes. This shift brought new spiritual and intellectual explorations, a breakdown of social norms, psychedelic visions, artistic explosion, and a greater and more open expression of love and peace.
The programme also includes English and American minimalism in orchestral form by Steve Martland, John Adams and Philip Glass.
John Adams: The Chairman Dances
Julia Wolfe: Flower Power (UK premiere)
Steve Martland: Horses of Instruction
Philip Glass: Symphony no. 3
Since 1952, the BBC Concert Orchestra has been the house orchestra for BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night. It gives frequent broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, including regular performances at the BBC Proms, and has performed on such recent BBC soundtracks as Africa and The Paradise. This year, the orchestra returns to the Southbank Centre as an Artistic Partner Orchestra, for a series of concerts exploring pre- and post-war America as well as giving the UK premiere of Terry Riley's organ concerto.www.bbc.co.uk/concertorchestra
The Queen Elizabeth Hall is the second largest concert hall on Southbank Centre site, hosting chamber orchestras, quartets, choirs, dance performances and opera. As well as the main concert hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall also contains two smaller venues, the Purcell Room and The Front Room at the QEH. Festival Village is located on the ground level of Queen Elizabeth Hall, underneath the foyer entrance and the Roof Garden on the top of the venue.www.southbankcentre.co.uk
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