The play’s the thing as the London Philharmonic Orchestra performs works from 1819, 1919 and 2019.
Nothing that Brett Dean does is ever predictable, and as the LPO launches its new partnership with this most compelling of living composers, we present the UK premiere of The Players.
The scene is Elsinore, setting of Dean’s multi award-winning 2017 opera Hamlet, and a troupe of actors is about to perform.
Tonight, though, there’s only one star: the phenomenal accordionist James Crabb.
It just gets more entertaining from there, in a concert that begins with the ceremonial sunburst of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.5, and follows up with a complete performance of Stravinsky’s irreverent mock Baroque extravaganza Pulcinella. Pure theatre.
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