Spinal Chords

Music, Classical and opera
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, directed by Matthew Truscott, with soprano Roberta Invernizzi and narrator Juliet Stevenson. Telemann's Ouverture des nations anciens et modernes; Handel's Cantata, Figlio d'alte speranze; Locatelli's Concerto grosso in E flat, Op 7 No 6 (Il pianto d'Arianna); Sally Beamish's 'Spinal Chords' (London premiere); and Handel's Cantata, Delirio amoroso. (Note: at 5.45pm Sally Beamish introduces her new commission, which sets a libretto by Melanie Reid who broke her neck and back during a horse-riding accident in 2010. She has since been writing an inspirational account of her life as a columnist for 'The Times' newspaper. The piece reflects her positivity and the immense spirit of the Paralympian movement. Part of the Cultural Olympiad.)