Aurora Orchestra

When Doves Cry

When Doves Cry

Sunday 10 July 2011

Weaving together the rich themes of the 2011 City of London Festival – the natural world, birdsong, and the Antipodes – this programme offers three contrasting visions of the pastoral idyll, enriched by a major new installation by leading young British artists Rob Sherwood and Gareth Cadwallader. Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 6 is juxtaposed with Australian composer Brett Dean’s Pastoral Symphony, an elegiac meditation on the beauty of birdsong, and its inexorable silencing at the hands of man. Dean also appears as viola soloist alongside the Choir of London for a performance of Vaughan Williams’ ravishing Flos Campi.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm. Brett Dean and Rob Sherwood join Ian Ritchie (Festival Director, City of London Festival) for a pre-concert conversation exploring artistic responses to the ‘pastoral’ theme.


New Moves at LSO St Luke's

LSO St Luke's, London
161 Old Street, EC1V 9NG (map)

Vaughan Williams Flos Campi
Brett Dean Pastoral Symphony
Beethoven Symphony No. 6

Brett Dean (viola)
Choir of London
Nicholas Collon (conductor)
With artwork by Rob Sherwood and Gareth Cadwallader

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