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Sunday 8 December Southbank Centre

Festival Guide

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Falling on the last weekend of Southbank Centre’s year-long The Rest Is Noise festival, we bring the music bang up to date with four sets of brand new works from today’s most cutting edge composers. Visit southbankcentre.co.uk for the full set of events taking place as part of Southbank Centre’s The Rest Is Noise festival and the New World Order weekend.

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Talks & Debates // 12pm // Purcell Room Stage New Music, What Next? Chaired by Charlotte Higgins / Curated by the Royal Philharmonic Society Set 1 // 1.15pm // Purcell Room Stage World premieres of new chamber pieces by Geoff Hannan / Samantha Fernando / Matthew Kaner / Tristan Rhys Williams Set 2 // 2.15pm // Queen Elizabeth Hall Stage Mark Simpson Straw Dogs (London premiere) Simon Steen-Andersen Chambered Music (UK premiere) Francisco Coll Ad Marginem (world premiere)

Hidden For those of you with a curious mind and adventurous streak. Seek out a string of solo performances in Southbank Centre’s most hidden backstage spaces, each transformed into an art installation by students from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. But be speedy – Hidden tour slots are allocated on a firstcome-first-served basis on the day.

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facebook.com/londonsinfonietta @Ldn_Sinfonietta #NMS londonsinfonietta.wordpress.com londonsinfonietta.org.uk southbankcentre.co.uk 0844 847 9940 The London Sinfonietta is grateful to the Holst Foundation and the RVW Trust for their support of The New Music Show. Presented by the London Sinfonietta and Southbank Centre as part of Southbank Centre’s The Rest is Noise, inspired by Alex Ross’ book The Rest is Noise. With a day ticket for The New Music Show you can get £10 off passes to The Rest Is Noise that same weekend: Quote NEWMUSIC when booking online or by phone. Hidden tours are organised on a first-comefirst-served basis on the day, and are open to The New Music Show ticket holders only. Day tickets £20 / Concessions £5 Unreserved seating

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How different will this festival be in ten years’ time? To debate what’s next for classical music, we assemble the UK’s most important musical minds – audiences, performers, composer George Benjamin, journalist Tom Service and chief arts writer at the Guardian, Charlotte Higgins. Curated by the Royal Philharmonic Society as part of their Bicentenary celebrations: rps200.org.uk

Talks & Debates // 3.30pm // Queen Elizabeth Hall Stage Constants and Variables – Which Future for Music? With George Benjamin and Tom Service / Curated by the Royal Philharmonic Society Set 3 // 5pm // Free stage Sinfonietta Shorts: solo and duo pieces by Sir Harrison Birtwistle / Mark Bowden / Jonathan Harvey / Dai Fujikura / Anna Meredith Available for download from NMC at nmcrec.co.uk Set 4 // 6pm // Queen Elizabeth Hall Stage Rebecca Saunders Stirrings (UK premiere) Edmund Finnis Seeing is Flux (world premiere) Marko Nikodijevic Music Box (UK premiere) Hidden // throughout the day Solo world premieres in secret spaces around the site curated by students from Central St Martins College of Arts and Design. Music by Aaron Holloway-Nahum / Andrew Thomas / Adam Fergler / Amber Priestley / Gregory Emfietzis Baldur Brönnimann conductor Sound Intermedia sound projection Tom Service presenter


facebook.com/londonsinfonietta @Ldn_Sinfonietta #NMS londonsinfonietta.wordpress.com londonsinfonietta.org.uk southbankcentre.co.uk 0844 847 9940 The London Sinfonietta is grateful to the Holst Foundation and the RVW Trust for their support of The New Music Show. Presented by the London Sinfonietta and Southbank Centre as part of Southbank Centre’s The Rest is Noise, inspired by Alex Ross’ book The Rest is Noise. With a day ticket for The New Music Show you can get £10 off passes to The Rest Is Noise that same weekend: Quote NEWMUSIC when booking online or by phone. Falling on the last weekend of Southbank Centre’s year-long The Rest Is Noise festival, we bring the music bang up to date with four sets of brand new works from today’s most cutting edge composers. Visit southbankcentre.co.uk for the full set of events taking place as part of Southbank Centre’s The Rest Is Noise festival and the New World Order weekend.

For those of you with a curious mind and adventurous streak. Seek out a string of solo performances in Southbank Centre’s most hidden backstage spaces, each transformed into an art installation by students from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. But be speedy – Hidden tour slots are allocated on a firstcome-first-served basis on the day.

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Talks & Debates // 12pm // Purcell Room Stage New Music, What Next? Chaired by Charlotte Higgins / Curated by the Royal Philharmonic Society Set 1 // 1.15pm // Purcell Room Stage World premieres of new chamber pieces by Geoff Hannan / Samantha Fernando / Matthew Kaner / Tristan Rhys Williams Set 2 // 2.15pm // Queen Elizabeth Hall Stage Mark Simpson Straw Dogs (London premiere) Simon Steen-Andersen Chambered Music (UK premiere) Francisco Coll Ad Marginem (world premiere)

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Day tickets £20 / Concessions £5 Unreserved seating

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Hidden tours are organised on a first-comefirst-served basis on the day, and are open to The New Music Show ticket holders only.

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Talks & Debates // 3.30pm // Queen Elizabeth Hall Stage Constants and Variables – Which Future for Music? With George Benjamin and Tom Service / Curated by the Royal Philharmonic Society Set 3 // 5pm // Free stage Sinfonietta Shorts: solo and duo pieces by Sir Harrison Birtwistle / Mark Bowden / Jonathan Harvey / Dai Fujikura / Anna Meredith Available for download from NMC at nmcrec.co.uk Set 4 // 6pm // Queen Elizabeth Hall Stage Rebecca Saunders Stirrings (UK premiere) Edmund Finnis Seeing is Flux (world premiere) Marko Nikodijevic Music Box (UK premiere)

How different will this festival be in ten years’ time? To debate what’s next for classical music, we assemble the UK’s most important musical minds – audiences, performers, composer George Benjamin, journalist Tom Service and chief arts writer at the Guardian, Charlotte Higgins.

Hidden // throughout the day Solo world premieres in secret spaces around the site curated by students from Central St Martins College of Arts and Design. Music by Aaron Holloway-Nahum / Andrew Thomas / Adam Fergler / Amber Priestley / Gregory Emfietzis

Curated by the Royal Philharmonic Society as part of their Bicentenary celebrations: rps200.org.uk

Baldur Brönnimann conductor Sound Intermedia sound projection Tom Service presenter

Sunday 8 December Southbank Centre

Festival Guide


facebook.com/londonsinfonietta @Ldn_Sinfonietta #NMS londonsinfonietta.wordpress.com londonsinfonietta.org.uk southbankcentre.co.uk 0844 847 9940 The London Sinfonietta is grateful to the Holst Foundation and the RVW Trust for their support of The New Music Show. Presented by the London Sinfonietta and Southbank Centre as part of Southbank Centre’s The Rest is Noise, inspired by Alex Ross’ book The Rest is Noise. With a day ticket for The New Music Show you can get £10 off passes to The Rest Is Noise that same weekend: Quote NEWMUSIC when booking online or by phone. Falling on the last weekend of Southbank Centre’s year-long The Rest Is Noise festival, we bring the music bang up to date with four sets of brand new works from today’s most cutting edge composers. Visit southbankcentre.co.uk for the full set of events taking place as part of Southbank Centre’s The Rest Is Noise festival and the New World Order weekend.

For those of you with a curious mind and adventurous streak. Seek out a string of solo performances in Southbank Centre’s most hidden backstage spaces, each transformed into an art installation by students from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. But be speedy – Hidden tour slots are allocated on a firstcome-first-served basis on the day.

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Talks & Debates // 12pm // Purcell Room Stage New Music, What Next? Chaired by Charlotte Higgins / Curated by the Royal Philharmonic Society Set 1 // 1.15pm // Purcell Room Stage World premieres of new chamber pieces by Geoff Hannan / Samantha Fernando / Matthew Kaner / Tristan Rhys Williams Set 2 // 2.15pm // Queen Elizabeth Hall Stage Mark Simpson Straw Dogs (London premiere) Simon Steen-Andersen Chambered Music (UK premiere) Francisco Coll Ad Marginem (world premiere)

Hidden

Ta l k s

Day tickets £20 / Concessions £5 Unreserved seating

London Sinfonietta The New Music Show - a - d ay

Hidden tours are organised on a first-comefirst-served basis on the day, and are open to The New Music Show ticket holders only.

l-in F e s t i va

s D e b at e

Talks & Debates // 3.30pm // Queen Elizabeth Hall Stage Constants and Variables – Which Future for Music? With George Benjamin and Tom Service / Curated by the Royal Philharmonic Society Set 3 // 5pm // Free stage Sinfonietta Shorts: solo and duo pieces by Sir Harrison Birtwistle / Mark Bowden / Jonathan Harvey / Dai Fujikura / Anna Meredith Available for download from NMC at nmcrec.co.uk Set 4 // 6pm // Queen Elizabeth Hall Stage Rebecca Saunders Stirrings (UK premiere) Edmund Finnis Seeing is Flux (world premiere) Marko Nikodijevic Music Box (UK premiere)

How different will this festival be in ten years’ time? To debate what’s next for classical music, we assemble the UK’s most important musical minds – audiences, performers, composer George Benjamin, journalist Tom Service and chief arts writer at the Guardian, Charlotte Higgins.

Hidden // throughout the day Solo world premieres in secret spaces around the site curated by students from Central St Martins College of Arts and Design. Music by Aaron Holloway-Nahum / Andrew Thomas / Adam Fergler / Amber Priestley / Gregory Emfietzis

Curated by the Royal Philharmonic Society as part of their Bicentenary celebrations: rps200.org.uk

Baldur Brönnimann conductor Sound Intermedia sound projection Tom Service presenter

Sunday 8 December Southbank Centre

Festival Guide


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