Music of Today: Bernd Richard Deutsch

Thu 19 Jan 2017 18.00

Royal Festival Hall

Event Price: Free

The Philharmonia’s innovative Music of Today series offers the chance to hear new music. 40-year old Austrian rising star Bernd Richard Deutsch is one of the most exciting composers today: his colourful, playful and zany works draw the listener into a whirlwind fantasy where nothing is quite as it seems. The surreal Mad Dog for ensemble depicts the ‘day in the life’ of a dog, and Dr. Futurity refers to Philip K. Dick's hallucinatory science fiction stories: wit, madcap humour, lyricism and over-the-top virtuosity are all present. Jean-Philippe Wurtz conductor Philharmonia OrchestraDeutsch Mad Dog (UK première) Deutsch Red Alert! (from Dr Futurity) (UK première) Music of Today is supported by the Royal Philharmonic Society.