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Sapiens: Inseparable Imaginations

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Southbank Centre: Purcell RoomBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
On Friday 7 December 2018 at 19:45
Programme
Bowden, Mark (b. 1979)Sapiens (World premiere )
Knussen, Oliver (1952-2018)Songs without Voices (1992)
Matthews, Colin (b. 1946)As Time Returns (World premiere )
Performers
BidishaPresenter
Jessica CottisConductor
Simon HaramSaxophone
London Sinfonietta

Mark Bowden’s new saxophone concerto is inspired by Yuval Noah Harari’s extraordinary history of humankind; Sapiens. It forms part of a fascinating evening exploring links between musical composition and literature, presented by journalist and writer Bidisha. Also featuring the world premiere of Colin Matthews’ As Time Returns; a setting of poems by Czech poet Ivan Blatný, who was exiled to England in 1948, and Oliver Knussen's Songs Without Voices, this varied evening of music and discussion will give you food for thought.

Jessica Cottis © Kaupo Kikkas
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