Le Balcon London Sinfonietta Academy Manson Ensemble New London Chamber Choir Maxime Pascal conductor Florent Derex sound projection Augustin Muller computer music designer Yann Chapotel video designer Christophe Naillet lighting designer Plus soloists
Stockhausen Donnerstag aus Licht
6pm Stockhausen’s ’Greeting’, performed in the foyers of Royal Festival Hall 6.30pm Main performance of Stockhausen’s Donnerstag aus Licht Post-performance Stockhausen’s ’Farewell’, performed in the foyers as the audience exits the auditorium
For the first time since 1985 Stockhausen’s monumental opera Donnerstag aus Licht (’Thursday from Light’) returns to the UK for just two performances at Royal Festival Hall. Academy professor Mark van de Wiel leads the Academy Manson Ensemble in the ’Greeting’, which precedes the main opera performance.
Maxime Pascal conducts the combined forces of his Paris-based ensemble Le Balcon, London Sinfonietta, New London Chamber Choir and Academy Manson Ensemble in this new production, directed and adapted for the concert hall by Benjamin Lazar.
This project is the most recent collaboration in a series of side by side concerts and mentorship experience for senior Academy students with London Sinfonietta, which began in 2002.
Book tickets (takes you to the Southbank Centre's box office)