Arvo Pärt

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Arvo Pärt
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This day-long celebration of the Estonian composer is split between the Barbican, the nearby St Giles, Cripplegate and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. It kicks off at 11am with an introduction to his music in the Silk Street Theatre.

At 1pm musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama perform a programme including Part's 'Magnificat', 'Für Alina', 'Spiegel im Spiegel' and 'Stabat Mater' at St Giles Cripplegate.

At 3.30pm in the Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, there is a screening of '24 Preludes for a Fugue', the first authorised documentary about the composer.

At 6pm the BBC Singers perform a a programme including Part's 'Beatitudes', 'Summa' 'Trivium', 'Missa Syllabica' and 'Seven Magnificat Antiphons', again at St Giles.

Finally, at the Barbican Hall at 8pm, the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Tonu Kaljuste performs Pärt's 'Symphony No 1', 'Silhouette', 'Tabula Rasa', 'Berliner Messe' and 'Symphony No 3' with violinists Alina Ibragimova and Barnabas Kelemen and the BBC Symphony Chorus.


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