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Babel

Shostakovich, Messiaen and Glass with Venezuelan pianist and composer Gabriela Montero

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£39.50 – £16.50

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Programme


Shostakovich

Chamber Symphony Op. 118a

Philip Glass
Echorus

Tabakova
Such Different Paths

Gabriela Montero
Babel (European premiere)

Messiaen
Quartet for the End of Time (movement 5)



Babel
explores the concept of music that comes with a message; a selection of powerful pieces using music as a tool to communicate something that words could not.

At the heart of the concert is Gabriela Montero’s new commission for piano and string orchestra, a colourful and inventive portrait of her experience as human rights activist as she tries to be heard in a world which wants only to talk, not listen.

Montero’s voice is joined by others, from Barshai’s arrangement of Shostakovich’s tenth String Quartet – an honest, heartfelt illustration of his disillusionment with a crushing Soviet regime – to Messiaen’s astonishing invocation of heaven, written whilst a German prisoner of war.

Join us and witness the room fill with complex, deep and urgent messages, from the political to the philosophical, without a single word being uttered.

Kings Place, London

Fri 15 Feb 2019 at 7:30 pm

90 York Way, London, N1 9AG United Kingdom