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'Objects at an Exhibition' at The Science Museum

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by Angela Lord (subscribe)
Freelance writer specialising in arts, travel and entertainment news, previews and reviews.
A musical voyage of discovery around the museum

The Science Museum is offering visitors an opportunity to see some of its most iconic exhibits in a different light, as their inventiveness is celebrated through specially commissioned pieces of music.

Re-imagining Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition' for the 21st century, Aurora Orchestra presents a series of six world premiere performances, exploring the museum's popular collections.

Each piece is performed in the areas surrounding the objects which inspired the composition. These include the London-to-York mail coach, Charles Babbage's Difference Engine, 2L0 (the BBC's first radio transmitter), and the Flight Gallery.

Devised in collaboration with director Tim Hopkins, the walk-through performance is the first ever orchestral concert to take its inspiration from the museum's galleries.

This is a one-off opportunity to hear remarkable music inspired by the creative genius behind the exhibits, in an atmospheric evening performance.

The project was commissioned for NMC's 25th anniversary, in partnership with Aurora Orchestra and the Science Museum. The album, featuring six world premiere recordings by Gerald Barry, Barry Guy, Christopher Mayo, Claudia Molitor, Thea Musgrave and David Sawer, is available on NMC The CD is priced 12.99 (free P&P on UK orders)

Objects at an Exhibition is on Saturday 3 October at 7.30pm. Tickets priced 25, 15 students
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When: 3rd October
Where: Science Museum
Cost: Tickets 25 and 15
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