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Lindberg World Premiere With Barbara Hannigan

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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
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This concert includes a world premiere by the LPO's Composer in Residence Magnus Lindberg.

This new work is paired with music by the musical visionary Alexander Scriabin, who couldn't find a strong enough literary inspiration for the culmination to his symphonic journey, The Poem of Ecstasy. So he wrote his own. The resulting poem told of the universe being 'embraced by enveloping flames' only to free itself through divine power, 'resounding with the joyful cry, I am!'

But Scriabin's outlandish words pale next to the swirling colours and heady perfumes of his music, which ends with Scriabin's extraordinary symphonic vision of 'the soaring flight of the spirit'.

Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm - Free pre-concert event. New Composer in Residence Magnus Lindberg talks about his new role with the Orchestra and his latest work premiered this evening.

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