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.
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.