Thursday, 25 October 2012

Oliver Knussen Immersion Barbican

My review of the Knussen at 60 concert, BBCSO Barbican is HERE. Friday 2nd November 10 am to 6pm Barbican Centre Garden Room: Paul Griffiths, Arnold Whittall, George Benjamin, Edward Venn, Paul Archbold, Julian Anderson and Bayan Northcott discuss Oliver Knussen. Speakers like that are celebs in themselves, all worth hearing whatever they have to say. That's a measure of the level of interest in Ollie and his place in British (and American) music. Lunch and concerts included.

Saturday 3rd November matinee and evening Barbican Hall performances of Knussen's Sendak operas, Where the Wild Things Are and Higgelty Piggelty Pop!. Read my review of the Aldeburgh premiere HERE.  Bring your inner child to get full value! I'm going a second time.

Sunday 4th November - three concerts starting at 1.15, film and discussion. Finale concert is a must. Knussen conducts the BBCSO in some of his major works, incl Symphony no 3, the Horn Concerto and Songs for Sue (Claire Booth)  There's plenty about Knussen on this site, please follow the labels.

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