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Fri 14th Dec at 8:00pm
@ Barbican Centre, London
Also appearing: Philip Glass Ensemble
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Philip Glass At 75: Britten Sinfonia, Philip Glass Ensemble
A programme of live orchestral music by Philip Glass to accompany a screening of the film Koyaanisqatsi.
Britten Sinfonia is one of the world's most celebrated and pioneering ensembles. The orchestra is an Associate Ensemble at the Barbican, has residencies in Norwich, Cambridge and Brighton, and a chamber series at Wigmore Hall. Britten Sinfonia enjoys a growing international profile, and is frequently heard on disc, BBC Radio 3 and commercial radio.
'But as always with this orchestra there was more to savour than just stellar performance. The programme was ingeniously shaped' (Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph)
'The playing was marked by the kind of luminous and infectious beauty that only comes from a true marriage of mastery and love' (The Times0
'The UK's most consistently dynamic chamber ensemble' (The New Statesman).
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Philip Glass is one of the most influential and prolific music-makers of the 20th century. His work ranges from opera and music theatre to solo concertos and string quartets.
Music for film includes the Academy Award-winning scores to The Hours and Martin Scorsese's Kundun to art house favourites such as Koyaanisqatsi.
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Venue: Barbican Centre
Phone: 0207 638 8891
→ Barbican 4 min walk