Classical music
Chamber & Recital

The Next Generation: Music of Today

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Take in gripping music by two composers, Dai Fujikura and Andrew Norman, who are fast becoming the leading lights of their generation.

American composer Andrew Norman recently won the Grawemeyer Award for Music Competition and is known for the unique sound-worlds he creates.

Dai Fujikura, from Japan, has established himself as an important voice in orchestral music with a number of commissions from across Europe and Asia.

Both composers embrace improvisatory styles, with Norman describing his own music as a representation of ‘how we manipulate stuff on our computers... cutting things up and pausing them and freezing them’.

Fujikura's flute concerto, written for soloist Claire Chase, employs techniques including beat-boxing, multiphonic glissandos, harmonics and pitch bends.


Players from the Philharmonia Orchestra
Dalia Stasevska conductor
Claire Chase flute


Dai Fujikura: Concerto for flute & ensemble (UK premiere)
Andrew Norman: Try for ensemble

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Purcell Room


Free, but ticketed