Ryan Wigglesworth

BBC Proms at... Cadogan Hall 8

Knussen Chamber Orchestra

Monday 9 September 2019, 13:00

Past Event
BBC Proms at... Cadogan Hall 8 Past Event


Knussen … upon one note – Fantasia after Purcell
Sir Harrison Birtwistle Fantasia upon all the notes
Freya Waley-Cohen new work (world premiere)
Knussen Study for ‘Metamorphosis’
Hans Abrahamsen Herbstlied
Alastair Putt Halazuni
Knussen Songs without Voices


Knussen Chamber Orchestra
Ryan Wigglesworth piano/conductor

The final concert in this year’s Proms at… Cadogan Hall series, tracing over 800 years of music history, brings us from the late 20th century right up to the present day.

A giant of British contemporary music, composer Oliver Knussen is celebrated a year on from his death in a special performance by the newly formed Knussen Chamber Orchestra. Made up of orchestral principals and rising young musicians from across the UK, the ensemble is conducted by Knussen’s protégé Ryan Wigglesworth.

Knussen’s own Purcell-inspired …upon one note, lyrical Songs without Voices and Study for ‘Metamorphosis’ for solo bassoon are framed by works from Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Alastair Putt and a newly commissioned work by Freya Waley-Cohen.

Duration: approx. 1 hour (no interval)

Ticket Information

Stalls: £16; Centre Gallery: £13; Day Seats: £6

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