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Adès conducts Adès and The Rite of Spring

Thursday 3 August

From £6.50 to £33.00

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Part of the Snape Proms season

Thursday 3 August 2017 - 7.30pm

Thomas Adès conductor

Francisco Coll Mural 24’
Thomas Adès Polaris 14’
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring 33’

The heavens and the earth – Tom Adès’ intoxicating programme combines richly evocative music derived from powerful natural forces. His own Polaris – named after the north star, that celestial reference point for sailors down the centuries – ebbs and flows like the tide, conjuring music of delicacy and grandeur. Stravinsky’s famous ballet serves as a lodestar for all twentieth century music. It is a thrilling journey of ritual and rebirth, a sound-picture of the terrifying primeval forces unleashed by the coming of spring after a savage Russian winter.

Photo by Malcolm Watson