Gerard McBurney, Mike Tutaj and the LSO bring Percy Aldridge Grainger, one of the most enigmatic musicians, alive before our eyes and ears, celebrating his exuberant, pioneering music.
Percy Aldridge Grainger remains a fascinating enigma. His music fits no ordinary categories, is written for outrageously daring combinations of instruments, and yet is possessed of deep and unexpected poetry.
Grainger’s life was as colourful and unpredictable as his compositions. In this show, Simon Rattle and the LSO journey through the landscape of Grainger’s mind and imagination, exploring pieces from different periods of his career, against a background of dreamlike memories of his travels, fragments of recordings of his piano playing, and the mellifluous sound of his voice.
From the wealth of documentation produced during his lifetime, creative director Gerard McBurney and projection and sound designer Mike Tutaj bring this marvellous one-off composer alive, as the LSO celebrates his exuberant and pioneering music.
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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.