“The Hogboon” – world premiere of new opera by Peter Maxwell Davies with Simon Rattle and the LSO

By: Malcolm Taylor

July 5, 2015



The Chorus’s newly-appointed President, Sir Simon Rattle, will be conducting a new community and children’s opera by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, “The Hogboon” on Sunday, 26th June at the Barbican. The opera is based on a local goblin myth from his home in Orkney.

This will be the world premiere of an LSO commission. The LSO Discovery Choirs will be singing alongside the LSC in this concert, which will also feature Guildhall School Musicians.

Simon Rattle has a strong belief that classical music should be inclusive, and has been a leading advocate for living composers throughout his career. He has devised this concert, which also includes Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique”, specifically to involve the various forces, which typifies his commitment to music education and outreach to new audiences.

This world premiere of a work by Peter Maxwell Davies conducted by Simon Rattle with the LSO, is a particularly exciting project for the LSC, and tickets are already on sale at the Barbican box office.

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