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Minimalism Changed My Life: Tones, Drones and Arpeggios @ Bridgewater Hall

  • The Southbank Centre Queen Elizabeth Hall (map)

Charles Hazlewood conductor
Army of Generals
Charles Hazlewood’s All Star Collective

Programme to include Terry Riley’s A Rainbow in Curved Air and Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells and major orchestral work from Steve Reich.

Giving their first performance in the north of England, the British Paraorchestra are the world’s first large-scale professional ensemble of disabled musicians. They are joined by Army of Generals and Charles Hazlewood’s All Star Collective. A genuine pioneer and innovator in the world of classical music, Charles Hazlewood is changing perceptions of what a 21st century orchestra should be.

Based on the 2018 BBC 4 programme Tones, Drones and Arpeggios, this concert delves deep into the Minimalist songbook, presenting a best-of selection from the Minimalist composers who rebooted classical music in the 20th century. Charles Hazlewood brings the repertoire to life, exploring both the personalities of the key artists who invented the genre, along with his own relationship with Minimalism and how it hugely influenced his own music-making career.

With a mixture of live music and AV, this concert showcases the transcendental powers of Minimalism, arguably one of the most dominant forms of 20th century music, in an uplifting and spine-tingling experience.

2nd October / 7.30pm / Bridgewater Hall

Earlier Event: September 29
Spindle Ensemble at Hidden Notes Festival