2022/23 SEASON

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
leaning east


Sunday, 13 March, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall (RCM)

Thierry Escaich, organ

Zvonimir Hačko, conductor

Pēteris Vasks: Vēstijums (Message) (1982) UK premiere
for strings, two pianos and percussion

Thierry Escaich: Organ Concerto No. 1 (1995) UK premiere
for organ and orchestra

Witold Lutosławski: Symphony No. 3 (1983)
for full orchestra 

We are very pleased to welcome two world renowned composers to our midst: Pēteris Vasks (Latvia) and Thierry Escaich (France). Both composers will be present at the inaugural concert on March 13 and will take part in Meet the Composer (MTC) discussion forum the day before the performance.


MTC events are free and open to the public.

London Sinfonietta
leaning east


Wednesday, 27 April, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Wojciech Błażejczyk, electric guitar

Jessica Cottis, conductor

Krzysztof Penderecki: Sinfonietta per archi (1992)

Wojciech Błażejczyk: Concerto for Electric Guitar & Orchestra (2020)
world premiere

Paweł Mykietyn: “Prank” for chamber orchestra (2021)
world premiere

Two new pieces of Polish music are heard on tonight’s concert: the reorchestrated version of Wojciech Błażejczyk’s Concerto for Electric Guitar and String Orchestra [originally written in 2016] and now scored with the addition of percussion and live electronics; and Paweł Mykietyn’s playful concerto for chamber orchestra “Prank”. Both are ICCM commissions receiving their world premiere.

Philharmonia Orchestra
leaning east


Sunday, 22 May, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Cadogan Hall

Geir Draugsvoll, bayan

Zvonimir Hačko, conductor

Isidora Žebeljan: The Horses of St. Mark’s (2004) UK premiere
for orchestra

Sofia Gubaidulina: Fachwerk (2009)
for bayan, percussion and strings

Witold Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra (1954)

This concert is presented in celebration of Sofia Gubaidulina’s 90th birthday. Her Fachwerk is performed here by Geir Draugsvoll for whom the piece was originally written. The piece will also be recorded later this year by the same artistic team on Signum label.

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