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Divine Geometry

London Symphony Orchestra/Kristjan Järvi

Kristjan Järvi

An interweaving of the Baroque with sounds of the 21st century, featuring UK premieres of works by Steve Reich and Philip Glass.

What do the sounds of the Baroque and the 21st century have in common? Kristjan Järvi and Simone Dinnerstein cover 350 years of music in one evening as they trace the roots of minimalism back to Handel and Bach.

‘For composers JS Bach represents the best in all music making … Bach is God’ says Charles Coleman. His piece Bach Inspired combines specially orchestrated music by the father of modern harmony with original material influenced by his music. We also hear Drenched and Too hot Handel, two more conversations between old and new based on music by Handel.

Steve Reich and Philip Glass complete the programme with two UK premieres from these pioneers of minimalist music, the hypnotic style of 21st-century music which meditatively unfolds over time.

Barbican Hall