Benjamin Wallfisch

composer & conductor

London Philharmonic Orchestra commissions three orchestral works


The LPO has commisisoned Benjamin to to compose three new orchestral works, to be premièred at the Royal Festival Hall in June 2013, as part of the Deutche Bank Bright Sparks Series.

The new pieces for symphony orchestra and narrator will be based on Roald Dahl’s incomparable series of poems ‘Dirty Beasts’. The Dahl Estate granted permission for Wallfisch to use these texts in January 2012 and Benjamin has been working on the pieces ever since.

The world première will take place at the Royal Festival Hall on June 12, 2013, conducted by the composer.