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RNCM Symphony Orchestra: John Adams’ Harmonielehre

3 November 2023 @ 19:30 - 21:30

From £8.50

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

Book RNCM Symphony Orchestra at Royal College of Music



3 November 2023
19:30 - 21:30
From £8.50
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Royal Northern College of Music
124 Oxford Road
Manchester, United Kingdom
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