Festival 2022

The Rite of Spring: Rex Lawson

3rd July 7pm (2022)

VOCES8 Centre

A very special performance by pianola virtuoso Rex Lawson

PRICE: £20

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Postponed from last summer, we are delighted to welcome pianola virtuoso Rex Lawson to perform Stravinsky’s ground-breaking ballet score for The Rite of Spring, with its depictions of pagan rituals and nature. It’s partnered with his only piece written specifically for pianola, and a work by fellow countryman, Scriabin – a major influence on Stravinsky – played on a roll featuring Scriabin’s original performance, 150 years after the composer’s birth.

The pianola is a now-rare mechanical piano, operated through painstakingly-prepared paper rolls, and this special event is a real collector’s item, not to be missed.


Stravinsky                   Étude pour pianola

Scriabin                       Sonata No.3

Stravinsky                   The Rite of Spring


RUNNING TIME:  65 minutes with a 5-minute interval


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Venue information

VOCES8 Centre

St. Anne and St. Agnes Church
United Kingdom

Underground & Overground

St Pauls Underground Station (2 mins)
Barbican Station (6 mins)

Mansion House Station (8 mins)
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