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21st September, 2012

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

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21st September, 2012
Barbican Hall, Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
£15, £10 (£5 concessions)

Takuo Yuasa, conductor
Lucy Hall, soprano
Tom Verney, countertenor
Ben McAteer, baritone

Messiaen Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
Orff Carmina Burana

Messiaen’s fanfare for winds and massed percussion kicks off the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s orchestral year – commissioned to commemorate the French dead of two World Wars, it’s an earth-shattering, physical work. No less arresting is Orff’s cantata which opens and closes with the famous ‘O Fortuna’. Japanese conductor Takuo Yuasa leads the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Guildhall soloists in what promises to be an exhilarating start to the season.

For more information please visit the Guildhall School of Music & Drama website.


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