Thursday 5 Mar 2020, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Roland Kluttig conductor

Nicolas Hodges piano

Xenakis Evryali (for solo piano)

Aribert Reimann Piano Concerto No.2

 

Xeankis's solo piano piece Evryali, composed in 1973, uses a mathematical technique the composer called 'arborescences' to generate a proliferation of melodic lines, punctuated by silence. It paves the way for a piano concerto by Aribert Reimann, composed the previous year. Born in 1936, Reimann is best known for his operas based on stories by Shakespeare, Kafka and other great writers. He was awarded the Ernst von Siemens Prize in 2011 'for his life's work'. 

 

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE

·         Tickets: This concert is FREE and unticketed - just walk in
·         Running time: 40 minutes, no interval
·         Concert programme: Free programmes are available upon entry
·         Drinks: You can take drinks from the bar into this evening's performance
·         After the concert: ​George Benjamin conducts his own work alongside music by Knussen, Messiaen and Janáček, with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, 7.30pm, Royal Festival Hall

This concert is part of the Music of Today series