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Ligeti in Wonderland

11 May 2018 - 13 May 2018

Gyorgy Ligeti was a magician among composers. His music spins fantastical webs and plays impossible games, makes the listener gasp in wonder and, in some cases, laugh out loud.  

Among the generation of composers who burst on the scene after World War II, Ligeti was utterly distinctive, and counted among his obsessions Fractal Geometry, African music, spiders webs and Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland.

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7:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
7:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
As Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece turns 50, mark the occasion in a film screening with live soundtrack
As Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece turns 50, mark the occasion in a film screening with live...
12:00 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Get to know the man behind the music and go beyond 2001: A Space Odyssey in this Ligeti study day
Get to know the man behind the music and go beyond 2001: A Space Odyssey in this Ligeti study day

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 11 May 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 11 May 2018
Classical music
Musicians from Royal College of Music perform spirited pieces for wind quintet
Musicians from Royal College of Music perform spirited pieces for wind quintet

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 11 May 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 11 May 2018
Classical music
Start your Friday night with a special Ligeti in Wonderland performance
Start your Friday night with a special Ligeti in Wonderland performance

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Fri 11 May 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 11 May 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Marie-Luise Neunecker perform music by Ligeti
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Marie-Luise Neunecker perform music by Ligeti

Free

Free

9:30 pm
Fri 11 May 2018
9:30 pm | Fri 11 May 2018
Classical music
Percussionist Daniel Ciampolini performs a vibrant late-night improvisation set
Percussionist Daniel Ciampolini performs a vibrant late-night improvisation set
11:30 am
Sat 12 May 2018
11:30 am | Sat 12 May 2018
Classical music
Get an up close insight into Ligeti’s music in this concert for children
Get an up close insight into Ligeti’s music in this concert for children

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sat 12 May 2018
1:00 pm | Sat 12 May 2018
Classical music
Hear the set of eleven pieces for piano performed by Royal College of Music musicians
Hear the set of eleven pieces for piano performed by Royal College of Music musicians
Pierre-Laurent Aimard.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sat 12 May 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 12 May 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear Ligeti's complete Études played by the great French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Hear Ligeti's complete Études played by the great French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sun 13 May 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 13 May 2018
Classical music
Experts discuss Ligeti’s work with recorded examples
Experts discuss Ligeti’s work with recorded examples

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