Lunar New Year Premieres
What better way to ring in the Lunar New Year than with new music?
Following a sold-out debut in January 2019, Tangram will return to LSO St Luke’s with an adventurous programme interweaving reimagined folk melodies with brand new compositions.
This year’s Associate Ensemble at SOAS University of London, Tangram is the rising artist collective opening up spaces beyond the China-West dichotomy. Their performances remix ideas of what Chinese music and contemporary classical music can be.
Bringing together alumni from Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad Ensemble, Park Lane Group’s Young Artist Series, the BBC Young Musician percussion finals, and all three of the LSO’s composer schemes, Tangram will present new music of the highest standard through a seamless blend of Chinese and Western instruments. The evening will culminate in two exciting world premieres from acclaimed composers Jasmin Kent Rodgman and Raymond Yiu.
Tangram’s last performance was described by David Gowland (Royal Opera House) as ‘sincere, unpretentious, inclusive, inspired and inspiring. It is one of the most enjoyable performances I’ve attended for quite a while… [The] juxtaposition of Chinese and Western idioms and cultures was simply brilliant in its delivery.’
Come celebrate Lunar New Year in a new way, and experience the truth that an organic synthesis of Chinese and Western cultural elements is not only possible, but can be beautiful.