Stockhausen's Donnerstag aus Licht

Woman with feathers in hair

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)


21 May More Info
22 May More Info

Download Diary