Those who like planning ahead will be pleased to hear that the Southbank Centre have already created a barrage of diary-fillers for 2013, by announcing that their “The Rest is Noise” festival will take place from January to December of next year.
The concept of the festival is based on a “bringing to life” of Alex Ross’s fantastic book on 20th century music, The Rest is Noise.
The year-long showcase, which will celebrate 20th century classical music in all its forms, is set to feature a variety of events including talks, concerts and films. The line-up most notably includes the world premiere of Steve Reich’s already-much-anticipated Radiohead symphony , Radio Rewrite .
Other stand-out events confirmed so far include a major centenary celebration of Poland’s leading 20th century composer Witold Lutosławski and the first ever joint concert by the Russian National and the London Philharmonic Orchestras.