London Premiere of Sally Beamish's DISTANS

London Premiere of Sally Beamish's DISTANS

DISTANSSally Beamish’s concerto for clarinet, violin and orchestra written for soloists Martin Fröst and Janine Jansen receives its London Premiere with the LSO conducted by Gianandrea Noseda on Thursday June 20 at the Barbican. The concert will be recorded for future broadcast by Marquee TV.

Beamish’s Scottish and Swedish connections influence this work which touches on the folk music of Scandinavia, the Netherlands, and Scotland, going back to ancient times with the use of bells, bird bones and cow horns in mankind’s earliest music. Written during the lockdown of 2020, the work also explores the idea of connection and of isolation. 

Commissioned by the Concertgebouworkest, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. The World Premiere was given by Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra on May 21, 2021 conducted by Johannes Gustavsson. The Concertgebouworkest gave their premiere at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on 5 April 2023 conducted by Klaus Mäkelä. 

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