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RNCM Symphony Orchestra: John Adams’ Harmonielehre

Friday 3 November 2023, 7.30pm

RNCM Concert Hall

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Join us for an unforgettable evening of music.  

Surprisingly lyrical selections make way for one of John Adams’ most iconic works. A rarely performed masterpiece, Harmonielehre shares its name with Arnold Schoenberg’s prolific study of tonal harmony published in 1911. Listeners are taken on a harmonic expedition as Adams explores the sonic landscape of late Romanticism through the lens of minimalism.  

Is it a symphony? Some would say yes others would say no. It is, however, a 40-minute suite in three movements, partly inspired by tonal philosophy, partly inspired by Adams’ dreams, and undoubtedly an incredible piece of music.  

As we reflect on climate change and the natural world this year through The Future is Green, we’re also delighted to feature Tansy Davies’ re-greening. This colourful and playful piece focusses on the essence of spring and the cycles of forest life.

György Ligeti Lontano
Howard Skempton Lento
Tansy Davies re-greening
John Adams Harmonielehre 

Clark Rundell conductor
RNCM Symphony Orchestra 

Photo credit: Robin Clewley

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£7.50 (Under 26s and Students) + £1 Booking Fee
£15 (Full) + £1 Booking Fee 

This event includes a 20 minute interval and will end at approximately 9.30pm. 

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Friday 3 November 2023, 7.30pm - Tickets from £8.50