Le Tombeau de Couperin

Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra

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  • George Benjamin Conductor
  • Bejun Mehta Countertenor

Maurice Ravel

Le Tombeau de Couperin

George Benjamin

Concert for Orchestra

— Intermission 20 min —

George Benjamin

Dream of the Song

Leoš Janáček

Sinfonietta

A student of Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatoire, George Benjamin soon began to fulfil his ambition of an auspicious future as a composer. At the age of 20 he was already part of the programme of the exclusive and prestigious BBC Proms, through the presentation of Ringed by the Flat Horizon; shortly after, First Light would be conducted by Simon Rattle, at the head of the London Sinfonietta. At the same time, Benjamin also established himself as a conductor, having premiered pieces by Rihm and Ligeti. At the head of the Gulbenkian Orchestra, he leads an eclectic programme that also includes important works by Ravel and Janáček.

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