Music of Today: Luke Bedford

Thu 06 Dec 2012 18.00

Royal Festival Hall, London

Event Price: Free admission

The Philharmonia Orchestra's innovative Music of Today series gives audiences the chance to hear new music for free. Today's concert features music by Luke Bedford (a past RPS Composition Prize winner) who awakes the imagination through a haunting sound-world, faultless timing and bejewelled precision. By the Screen in the Sun at the Hill on the Gold, composed after a longer stay in Johannesburg as part of a project about mega-cities, is an astonishing experimental work. Or Voit Tout En Aventure is an evocative and sensuous setting of texts written in medieval French and Italian. This is fabulously vivid and compelling music from a leading British composer.
Luke Bedford By the Screen in the Sun at the Hill on the Gold Luke Bedford Or Voit Tout En Aventure Peter Hirsch conductor Yun-Kyoung Yi soprano The Royal Philharmonic Society supports the Philharmonia's Young Composers Academy. New works from RPS Composition Prize winners will be premiered on Thursday 27 June 2013 in the Music of Today: Young Composers Academy concert. Read more about our young composers here.

How to Book

This is a free event. More information about this concert, and others in the Music of Today series, can be found on the Philharmonia Orchestra’s website.