Light Odyssey | Empress Ballroom Winter Gardens Blackpool  | Thu 18th October 2018 Lineup

Light Odyssey

Empress Ballroom Winter Gardens in Blackpool

Thursday 18th October 2018

7:00pm til 10:30pm

No age restrictions

90 musicians. 15 animators. 1 amazing show. Push the boundaries of light, space and sound with animated 3D light projections and the BBC Philharmonic.

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Light Odyssey on Thursday 18th October 2018

On Thursday 18 October, Light Odyssey, will bring the iconic Empress Ballroom in the Winter Gardens to life with 2D and 3D light animation, pushing the boundaries of light, space and sound. Partnering with QED Productions, 24 top-of-the-range projectors will transform the ballroom’s interior into a giant canvas with international teams of animators responding to the architecture’s unparalleled grandeur.

The 90-minute performance will include around 90 musicians, with live performances of Copland, Britten and Saint-Saëns, and classical favourites such as Barber’s Adagio for Strings, conducted by acclaimed Norwegian conductor Eivind Aadland.

Artists have been selected to work across seven chapters of the performance, and a 3D model of the venue has been created to enable tailor-made projection visuals to interpret the music and the architecture in a new way. And in partnership with the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the next generation of animators complete the journey, as students of Video for Live Performance end the show.


Debussy - Prelude de l’après midi d’un faune
Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre
Barber - Adagio for Strings
Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man; Simple Gifts (from Appalachian Spring)
Saint-Saëns - Bacchanalle from Samson et Delilah
Vaughan Williams - English Folk Songs Suite
Britten - Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes; Dawn/Sunday Morning Moonlight/Storm

BBC Philharmonic

The BBC Philharmonic, known for its innovative and versatile music-making, has its home in Salford and enjoys worldwide recognition. Its adventurous approach to programming places new and neglected music in the context of the established classical canon and the orchestra performs over 100 concerts a year for broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Music Genres: 

Classical, Opera

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