Ben Gernon conductor
Ana Dunne-Sequi viola
RCM Symphony Orchestra
Mark-Anthony Turnage Three Screaming Popes
Mark-Anthony Turnage On Opened Ground
Mark-Anthony Turnage Frieze
For the final concert in our Composer in Residence series, the RCM welcomes Ben Gernon to conduct the RCM Symphony Orchestra in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s orchestral works reflecting on artistic muses.
Three Screaming Popes takes inspiration from paintings by Francis Bacon, while Frieze is the composer’s response to a commission for an overture to precede Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony. The viola concerto On Opened Ground takes its title from a collection of poems by Seamus Heaney.
HEAR MORE: Mark-Anthony Turnage Composition Masterclass 29 January, 2pm
Part of RCM Composer in Residence.