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Vespers of the Blessed Earth
Jun 06 2024
19:30
Symphony Hall,
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Cost: £26-59
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ABOUT THIS EVENT

MUSIC BORN FROM NATURE, SPEAKING STRAIGHT TO THE HEART.

“Earth, nothing more. Earth, nothing less. And let that be enough for you…” For some composers, nature isn’t just an inspiration for music. Nature is music. Sibelius imagined his Second Symphony as a great river of melody. And John Luther Adams’s new choral epic Vespers of the Blessed Earth turns images of clouds, canyons and endangered birds into sounds of soul-shaking beauty. Join us, and witness the birth of a masterpiece.

FULL PROGRAMME

  • Adams, Vespers of the Blessed Earth (CBSO Commission: UK premiere)  (49mins)
  • Sibelius, Symphony No.2  (43mins)
 


THE VENUE

Symphony Hall,
Broad St.
Birmingham, B1 2EA
United Kingdom


Phone: +44 121 780 3333
Website: https://bmusic.co.uk/your-visit/symphony-hall


His music perfectly echoes the landscape he loves: impersonal, relentless, larger than human scale, yet gorgeous, a quiet chaos of colors, suffused with light. It’s not a climate everyone could live in. But for those who want to bathe their ears in an aural aurora borealis while staying warm inside, it’s a spiritual odyssey well worth taking. - Kyle Gann
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