Total Immersion: New from the North with the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Total Immersion: New from the North with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
As part of their Total Immersion series, the BBC Symphony Orchestra has announced a day of music and film to celebrate the 80th birthday of Per Nørgård.

On Saturday 9th March 2013, the Barbican will host a UK premiere of his Symphony No. 8, alongside works by fellow Dane Hans Abrahamsen and Finnish composers such as Magnus Lindberg and Kaija Saariaho.

For more information, please visit the BBC SO website.


10.15am Film, Barbican Cinemas
Hedda Gabbler
UK, 1992, Dir. Deborah Warner

Tickets £6

1.00pm, Barbican Hall
Hans Abrahamsen String Quartet no 3
Jouni Kaipainen String Quartet No 6, 'The Terror Run'
Kaija Saariaho Terra memoria
Per Nørgård String Quartet No. 11 (world premiere)

Vertavo Quartet

Tickets £12

3.00pm, Film and Discussion, Barbican Cinemas
Timeless Harvest
France, 1998, Dir. Martin Verdet
Plus Per Nørgård in conversation with Stephen Johnson

6.00pm, St Giles Cripplegate
Programme to include:
Per Nørgård Wie ein Kind and Ut Rosa
Esa-Pekka Salonen Two Songs from Kalender Rod
Einojuhani Rautavaara Canticum Mariae Virginis
And music by Olli Kortekangas, Jussi Chudenius and Bo Holten

BBC Singers, James Morgan conductor

Tickets £12 (unreserved seating)

8.00pm, Barbican Hall
Sunleif Rasmussen Prelude for Brass (UK premiere)
Sebastian Fagerlund Clarinet concerto (UK premiere)
Magnus Lindberg new work (UK premiere)
Per Nørgård Symphony No. 8 (UK premiere)

John Storgårds conductor
Christoffer Sundqvist clarinet

Tickets £24 £20 £16 £12 £8

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