Max Richter announced as the first artist for Nocturne Live 2017

Max Richter, hailed by many as the most influential composer of his generation, will perform a UK exclusive concert at this summer’s Nocturne series, which returns to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire in June.

Richter will bring his 22-piece orchestra to the Palace’s Great Court on Friday June 16th to perform music from his acclaimed Vivaldi Recomposed project, a reworking of Vivaldi’s timeless masterpiece, as well as a performance of ‘On The Nature Of Daylight’, which features in the nine-time Bafta nominated sci-fi film Arrival, and the world premiere of his brand new project Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works. Drawn from his music to Wayne McGregor’s award-winning Royal Ballet production Woolf Works, this new project is inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf and is built around themes from three of her novels: Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves.

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