A New Created World | Haydn: The Creation
A new-created world: Laurence Cummings’s first concert as music director of the Academy of Ancient Music puts Haydn’s Creation at the centre of a dazzling immersive vision.
It’s hard to imagine a choral work more life-affirming than The Creation: a vision of the universe that embraces both earthworms and angels, in music of cosmic grandeur and uninhibited joy. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a new chapter in the history of the AAM, in a performance that pairs immersive visuals with sounds that never get any less fresh.
As the world begins to return to normal, Cummings and the Academy are looking to the future. This is no ordinary period-instrument Creation: Haydn innovated throughout his career, and just as his music sweeps from the chaos of a universe in flux to the vibrant colours of life in all its forms, this performance will use innovative digital effects to fill the Barbican with wonder and light. Genius is timeless, after all – and that deserves a celebration.
Co-produced by the Barbican and Academy of Ancient Music.