Back to All Events

London Sinfonietta

  • Purcell Room Southbank Centre Belvedere Road London, England, SE1 United Kingdom (map)


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.

Mark Bowden Sapiens (saxophone concerto) (world premiere of a London Sinfonietta commission)
Oliver Knussen Songs Without Voices (1992)
Colin Matthews As Time Returns (world premiere of a London Sinfonietta commission)

Bidisha presenter
Jessica Cottis conductor
George Humphreys baritone
Simon Haram saxophone
London Sinfonietta

Earlier Event: 2 December
Mala & The Outlook Orchestra
Later Event: 10 December
Solomon's Knot Baroque Collective