Absolute Bird: Translating Nature

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London

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Event location:
Queen Elizabeth Centre, Belvedere Road
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Fri 24th May 2019

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Where:Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
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Times:Pre-concert talk: 19:00-19:40 Translating Nature: 20:00-21:30 Singing with Nightingales Live: 22:00-23.15
Admission:£30, £20, £10; £5 students/16-25s
City of London Sinfonia Box Office or Southbank Centre Ticket Office

Ticketholders get access to all three events with their tickets.

About the event

A night that boasts three events for the price of one, City of London Sinfonia’s ’Absolute Bird’ series finale brings birdsong-inspired, modern-day classical music and a late-night improvised set with folksinger Sam Lee and vocalist Alice Zawadzki to the Queen Elizabeth Hall. RSPB president Miranda Krestovnikoff also joins them for fascinating “bird talk” before the performance.

‘Translating Nature’ features 20th- and 21st-century music by composers who have painstakingly translated, or even transcribed, birdsong and nature sounds into works of art for chamber orchestra. These composers include Respighi (‘The Birds’), Messiaen (‘Le Merle Bleu’, ‘L’Alouette Calandrelle’) and, more recently, John Luther Adams ('Songbirdsongs'). You can also hear Vaughan Williams’ popular ‘Lark Ascending’ in all its pastoral glory.

Official Link: https://cityoflondonsinfonia.co.uk/whats-on/2495/absolute-bird-translating-nature/

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