Ligeti’s astonishing Aventures & Nouvelles Aventures is both touching and comic. Three singers – alone in their little universe – tell each other stories, exchange confidences and play games through an invented language of the emotions. Meanwhile, the instrumentalists punctuate the drama with some extreme musical interjections involving a giant hammer, a tray of crockery, and a large rug!
Voice, film and dance combine in Psappha’s atmospheric production of Kurtág’s Scenes from a Novel, which explores the contradictions between fleeting experience and the persistence of memory.
Also featuring Bartók’s exhilarating Sonata for Pianos and Percussion and Lutosławski’s witty, two-piano arrangement of Variations on a Theme of Paganini, the concert launches Psappha’s new season in terrific style.
Early Bird prices (until Wed 12 Sep): £14.17 / £7.09 concessions
Advanced prices (until Thu 27 Sep): £16.35 / £8.72 concessions
On-the-night prices (from 4.30pm, Thu 27 Sep): £19.62 / £10.90 concessions
6pm: All Clocks Are Clouds
This 1976 BBC Omnibus documentary explores György Ligeti, the man and his music.
Learn more before you see it played. Come early, get a drink and settle into your seats for a special screening of Leslie Megahey’s film portrait of a remarkable artist.