Tickets for this concert are available from Monday 8 October 2018.
Tickets: FREE* (unreserved seating) limited to 2 tickets per application (not recommended for young children) - available from Monday 8 October 2018.
*£1.00 online and £1.50 telephone venue booking fees apply.
Born in Wisconsin, but resident in Europe since the late 1960s, Gloria Coates has been a leading figure in American composition since her work, Music for Open Strings (since retitled Symphony No.1), caused a sensation at the Warsaw Autumn Festival in the 1970s. Sometimes described as a post-minimalist, her works are characterised by her use of tone clusters, glissandos and chorales. As well as being a composer, she is an abstract-expressionist painter and her oeuvre includes symphonies, chamber works and song. In this concert, the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor, Ilan Volkov, directs three of her symphonies, which serve as both a musical portrait of an outstanding artist and, for some, an introduction to a unique musical voice.