Nordic Music Days: Floral Night Episode at Southbank Centre

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An evening of brand new Nordic music, modern classics, an episode from James Joyce, and a Grawemeyer Music Prize winner, as The Riot Ensemble present works by five Nordic contemporary composers.

The composers represented in the repertoire include Djuro Zivkovic and Ole Lutzow-Holm from Sweden, Bara Gisladottir, from Iceland, Kaija Saariaho, Finland and Ruben Sverre Gjertsen, Norway.

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Floral Night Episode by the Swedish composer Ole Lutzow-Holm is a flickering, tension-filled song for a soprano and a chamber orchestra, inspired by an episode by James Joyce.

The Riot Ensemble connects people to great contemporary music in concerts and events that are just as innovative, vibrant and rewarding as the music itself. The ensemble performs in venues ranging from concert halls, to London's parks and on YouTube. Led by a core group of twelve musicians, The Riot Ensemble is one of the few emerging ensembles in the UK to regularly commission and perform music by international emerging composers, presenting the young composers the ensemble commissions alongside exciting and established music.


Djuro Zivkovic (SE) On the guarding of the heart 20'

Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, violin I, violin II, viola, cello, contrabass

Ole Lutzow-Holm (SE) Floral Night Episode 9'

Soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, mandolin/guitar, harp, percussion, piano, viola, cello, contrabass

Kaija Saariaho (FI) Terrestre 12'

Flute, percussion, harp, violin, cello

Bara Gisladottir (IS) Suzuki Baleno 7'

Voice, flute, clarinet, violin, percussion

Ruben Sverre Gjertsen (NO) Collideorscape 20'

Alto flute, bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello and celesta

Venue Details & Map

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross or Waterloo East Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street.

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