On 14 October, London’s Barbican Centre will come alive to the sounds of the Amazon — the next stop for this exciting international project which combines music and images to create a striking impression of the Amazon rainforest. Celebrated Italian-Brazilian conductor Simone de Menezes will conduct the Britten Sinfonia, with acclaimed soprano Camila Titinger making her London debut. The programme features Bachianas Brasileiras No.4: Prelude, and Floresta do Amazonas: Suite by Villa-Lobos — famous indigenous melodies of the Brazilian tradition revisited through a classical language inspired by Bach — and Metamophosis 1 from Aguas do Amazonas by Philp Glass, a large symphonic fresco dedicated to the rivers of Amazonia.
The multimedia concert will be accompanied by the projection of some of the most significant video-photographic works of Maestro Sebastião Salgado, winner of the 2021Praemium Imperiale award for painting, whose Amazônia exhibition opens at London’s Science Museum on 13 October 2021 and runs until March 2022. Over seven years, Sebastião Salgado immersed himself in the most remote corners of the Brazilian Amazon, photographing the forest, rivers and mountains and the people who live there.
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