Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre: Saturday 28th September, 7.30pm
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester: Wednesday 2nd October, 7.30pm
Charles Hazlewood conducts Army of Generals, The British Paraorchestra, and his All-Star Collective in an exploration into the world of Minimalism.
Based on the 2018 BBC4 programme, Tones, Drones and Arpeggios, the show delves deep into the Minimalist songbook, presenting a best-of selection from the great Minimalist composers who rebooted classical music in the 20th Century.
Charles Hazlewood brings the stories behind the repertoire to life, exploring both the personalities of the key artists who invented the genre, along with his own relationship with Minimalism and how it hugely influenced his own music-making career.
With a mixture of live music and AV; Tones Drones and Arpeggios showcases the transcendental powers of minimalism, arguably one of the most dominant forms of 20th century music, in an uplifting, spinetingling, mind-blowing experience.
Repertoire to include, Army of Generals, British Paraorchestra and Charles Hazlewood’s All Star Collective performing Terry Riley’s A Rainbow in Curved Air and Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, plus major orchestral work from Steve Reich.
Produced by Paraorchestra and Friends