London Symphony Orchestra's Associate Artist Barbara Hannigan conducts a thrilling program of Vivier, Ligeti, Strauss, Haydn, and Nono.
This beautifully curated program creates a moving story of finding hope in the dark, beginning with Ligeti's short but haunting piece for strings and ending with Strauss' profound tone poem. Mezzo-Soprano Fleur Barron gives a dramatic performance of Vivier's musical meditation on human suffering interwoven with audio from Martin Luther King Jr.'s final speech and flashes of news from the Vietnam War. Hannigan briefly steps down from the conductor's podium to sing composer Luigi Nono's soaring tribute to an Algerian freedom fighter.
Program: Ligeti - Ramifications for String orch Vivier - Wo bist du licht! * Haydn - Symphony No. 26 (La Lamentatione) Nono - Djamila Boupacha ** Strauss - Tod und Verklarung
*Mezzo-Soprano Fleur Barron ** Soprano Barbara Hannigan