Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg in conjunction with the CBSO’s residency
Sunday 6 October 2019

Commissioned through Sound Investment, we expect Birtwistle’s new piece to continue his examination of our relationship with the natural world. His music resonates with the animals his work pays homage to – from the moth to the hare – and will be celebrated within an evening which showcases three generations of UK composers.


Alice Rossi Soprano
Simone Leona Hueber Reciter
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla Conductor (Saunders)
Geoffrey Paterson Conductor

Rebecca Saunders (b. 1967)                      a visible trace (2006), 21′
Lisa Illean (b. 1983)                                  Cantor (2017), 9′
Sir Harrison Birtwistle (b. 1934)               Three Songs from The Holy Forest (2017), 7′
                                                                 …when falling asleep (2018/19), 7′ WP SI
                                                                 The Woman and the Hare (1999), 15′

WP World Premiere SI Sound Investment Commission

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