Raymond Yiu’s most recent commission, The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured, will receive its world premiere at the Barbican tomorrow evening. The piece will be performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, alongside works by Elgar and Haydn, with the London Premiere of Qigang Chen’s Reflet d’un temps disparu. The Hong Kong-born composer describes The London Citizen Exceedingly Injured as a ‘symphonic game’, using the nursey rhyme Oranges and Lemons as inspiration for the composition, as well as Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture, which will also be performed at the concert.
To purchase tickets for the concert, visit the website here or tune in to BBC Radio 3 tomorrow at 7:30pm.
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