Twilight and Deep Time
Thursday 18 June 7.30pm (ends approx. 9.30pm)From £5.00 to £32.00
Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
Ryan Wigglesworth curates and conducts a programme of works which seem to stand outside time. The final opera in Wagner’s Ring cycle, Twilight of the Gods, heard here in Wigglesworth’s symphonic arrangement for soprano and orchestra, ends in an apocalyptic future with the mythical home of the gods, Valhalla, going up in flames.
Meanwhile Birtwistle evokes a geological timespan, burrowing deep towards our planet’s core to hear the elemental sounds of continual yet volatile change, seemingly without beginning or end.
‘Musical layers of rock grate against each other, interrupted by violent percussion outbursts and shrill wind sounds – magma and scree, hurled musically into the air…’
Booking opens on Tuesday 18 February at 10am
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Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra
Ryan Wigglesworth conductor
Rachel Nicholls soprano
Wagner Good Friday Music from Parsifal 11’
Harrison Birtwistle Deep Time 30’
Wagner arr. Wigglesworth Götterdämmerung – A Symphonic Journey for soprano and orchestra 40’
Pre-performance talk with Sir Harrison Birtwistle
Peter Pears Recital Room 6.30pm
Tickets free but please book when booking tickets for the performance