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Composer: Turnage, Mark-Anthony (b. 1960)

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Year of birth1960
NationalityUnited Kingdom
March 2018
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Matinee performance
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LondonNew Music Britain

Birtwistle, Holst, Turnage, Britten
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Philip Cobb; Gábor Tarkövi; Elizabeth Watts; Alice Coote

SouthamptonLawrence Power

Berlioz, Shostakovich, de Falla, Turnage, Prokofiev
Lawrence Power; Simon Crawford-Phillips

LondonCoralineWorld Première

Turnage: Coraline
Sian Edwards; Aletta Collins; Royal Opera; Giles Cadle; Mary Bevan; Robyn Allegra Parton; Kitty Whately
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Scottish Opera’s Greek: a lively update on Oedipus

Allison Cook and Alex Otterburn © Jane Hobson
Alex Otterburn as East End Eddy gives a towering performance in Scottish Opera’s revival of its Edinburgh Festival production of Mark Anthony Turnage’s Greek.
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Devastation and exuberance: Brussels Phil

Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
An enterprising programme combined a striking WWI commemoration from Mark-Anthony Turnage with sumptuous ballet suites from Prokofiev and Ravel, with Nikolaj Znaider rhapsodic in Bruch.
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Turnage's Hibiki receives European première

Kazushi Ono © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
As a composer, what do you do when you are commissioned a full-length orchestral work to commemorate the anniversary of a renowned concert hall? Do you try to write something celebratory? Not in Mark-Anthony Turnage's case. 
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Royal Ballet: Scarlett's Symphonic Dances

Zenaida Yanowsky, Symphonic Dances © Bill Cooper | ROH 2017
Virtuosity commanded the stage in the first half, drama and mood in the second, with Liam Scarlett’s new ballet a fitting tribute to the retiring Zenaida Yanowsky
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Rattle transcends in Mahler 6 and Turnage première

Sir Simon Rattle © Sebastian Hanel
Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO delve deep in Mahler's sixth symphony and provide new perspectives in a thoughtful and impressive world première by Mark-Anthony Turnage.
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