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Composers' Collective Open Rehearsal

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Composers: come and see a dress rehearsal of Acts I & II of Stockhausen’s monumental opera, Donnerstag aus Licht (Thursday from Light).

For the first time since 1985, this remarkable work returns to the UK for just two performances, on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May in Royal Festival Hall.

This Composers’ Collective event offers an insight into the musical, technical and theatrical challenges of bringing a production of this scale to the concert hall.

Maxime Pascal conducts the combined forces of his Paris-based ensemble Le Balcon, the London Sinfonietta, the New London Chamber Choir and students from the Royal Academy of Music, in this new production directed and adapted for the concert hall by Benjamin Lazar.

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Royal Festival Hall


Free, but ticketed

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Age recommendation
For ages 18+

Event information
Filming, photography or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited during this event.

Related events
Foyle Pavilion, Level 3 Blue Side, Royal Festival Hall at 5.10pm – 5.50pm: Q&A session with Iris Zerdoud, Le Balcon, and Mark van der Wiel (clarinet) and Stuart Beard (tuba) from London Sinfonietta. Hear more about the behind-the-scenes processes of staging such a demanding work. Free

There is limited capacity in the Foyle Pavilion, so places will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

Join Southbank Centre’s Composers’ Collective for further opportunities and insights into the world of composition.