Site Search

Other Resources
News Archive


 13 October 2016 at 7.30pm 


St John's, Smith Square
London, SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7222 1061

Marco Angius conductor
Anna Radziejewska mezzo soprano
London Sinfonietta

Each time Salvatore Sciarrino begins a new composition, he finds himself “staring into a black hole”, uncertain which way to turn. This teetering sensation is what makes his music so compelling live, as we hover on the edge of the abyss with him. At times it is fragile and sparse, at others a frenzy of activity, all the while threatening to collapse into silence. Now the elder statesman of Italian music, Sciarrino has just been awarded the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion. He has paved the way for a new wave of emerging composers, whose music is paired here with that of Luciano Berio – the grandfather of the Italian avant-garde.

Daniela Terranova : Notturno in forma di rosa
Francesco Filidei : Ballata No. 2
Salvatore Sciarrino : Immagina il deserto
Salvatore Sciarrino : ... da un divertimento
Luciano Berio : Folksong Suite

Review this Concert