On 27 October and 4 November, talented students of the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra will perform challenging and celebrated works, embracing classical music and contemporary composers.
Our new series, English Radicals – Music of Progress and Transformation, will feature works by composers who have pushed boundaries and challenged traditions. Conducted by Diego Masson, the concert on 27 October at Blackheath Halls will include Holst’s ballet suite from his opera The Perfect Fool and a new piece from Trinity Laban student Benjamin Pearson. Benjamin worked with our own Transitions Dance Company on a piece by Ederson Xavier, which toured from January 2016.
Oliver Knussen’s lyrical Horn Concerto will then pave the way for a performance of Michael Tippett’s exuberant Symphony No.1, which he began to sketch in prison in 1943 while serving time as a conscientious objector.
Our ever popular Side by Side returns, with a concert taking place at the iconic Maida Vale studios and featuring players from the renowned BBC Symphony Orchestra. George Jackson will conduct two of the most celebrated and colourful works of the orchestral canon: Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Debussy’s Nocturnes (Nuages; Fetes).
Admission for this event is free but tickets must be bought in advance.
To book tickets, visit our Music Events page.