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15 Jul 2012 17:00

Zátopek! and New Music 2012

London premiere of a new twelve minute opera Zátopek! inspired by the extraordinary life and times of legendary Czech Olympian Emil Zátopek, a Czech athlete who achieved a remarkable hattrick at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952, winning gold at 5000m, 10,000m and the marathon. Composed by young talented composer Emily Howard, the work was commissioned for the programme of New Music 20x12, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

New Music 20x12 is a UK-wide commissioning programme consisting of twenty new pieces of music, each of 12 minutes in length, celebrating the talent and imagination of the UK’s musical community as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
The commissions are full of the energy, hope and excitement that will emanate from across the Cultural Olympiad and the Games themselves. They are inspired by the dynamism of Olympic and Paralympic sports, the passion of human endeavour so central to the Games, and the once in a lifetime opportunity of creating a musical work contributing to a global celebration.

Tickets:
This event requires a ticket. You can reserve your ticket online (£1.75 transaction fee) or by phone 0844 847 9910 (£2.75 transaction fee). Transaction fees apply per transaction, not per ticket. You can also reserve your seat without a transaction fee by visiting one of our Southbank Centre Ticket Offices in person.



More information at:
http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/music/classical/tickets/emily-howard-zatopek-65778
http://www.prsformusicfoundation.com/Partnerships/Flagship-Programmes/New-Music-20x12

Emil Zátopek was a Czech athlete who achieved a remarkable hattrick at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952, winning gold at 5000m, 10,000m and the marathon.

Venue:

New Music 20x12 Festival, South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Date

15 Jul 2012 17:00

Organizer:

New Music 20x12


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