Tour name: The Rest Is Noise
Julian Anderson - The Stations of the Sun
James MacMillan - Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
Mark-Anthony Turnage - Evening Songs
Thomas Adès - Asyla
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Evelyn Glennie percussion
Tickets £9 - £39; premium seats £65
Vladimir Jurowski conducts a retrospective of seminal British works from the 1990s. James MacMillan’s percussion concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel has had more performances than almost any other piece of its age since an astounded audience heard it for the first time in 1992, and is performed here by the percussionist it was written for, Evelyn Glennie. Wonderfully playful yet deeply spiritual, this compelling piece demands to be seen as well as heard. Asyla by Thomas Adès is a sometimes terrifying exploration of space – wide open and free one minute, claustrophobic the next. It’s heard alongside orchestral pictures of day, night, light and dark by former and current LPO Composers in Residence, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Julian Anderson respectively.
Free pre-concert event | 6.00pm–6.45pm | Royal Festival
The LPO Foyle Future Firsts, under conductor Paul Hoskins, perform British music from the 1990s including Martin Butler’s Jazz Machines, described as ‘jazz that machines might play, on the sly, when we’re not listening’.