Indies and Idols – Australian Chamber Orchestra play Polish composers at the Barbican
29 October, The Barbican
*A 20% discount is available for audiences of the Polish Cultural Institute – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your discount code which you can use when booking online* (subject to availability)
Richard Tognetti and his Australian Chamber Orchestra are joined by musicians from the Guildhall School to bring music by pop-cultural icons Jonny Greenwood and Bryce Dessner face-to-face with the sounds of post-World War Two Poland – Szymanowski, Penderecki and Lutosławski – in an evening that’s been described as ‘a mind-bending, ear twisting, richly rewarding musical experience like few others’ (The Australian).
No music exists in a vacuum – so prepare for the worlds of neo-classicism, Polish folk and the avant garde to collide with contemporary cult classics in a dizzying, mesmerising and energising concert experience typical of this International Associate Ensemble.
The Programme will include:
Witold Lutosławski Musique funèbre: Prologue
Bryce Dessner Réponse Lutosławski
Wojciech Kilar Orawa
Krzysztof Penderecki Aria from Three Pieces in Baroque Style
Krzysztof Penderecki String Quartet No 1
Jonny Greenwood Suite from There Will be Blood
Karol Szymanowski String Quartet No 2 (arr Richard Tognetti)
To find out more and book: Indies and Idols | Barbican