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New Work ‘Tuxedo: Vasco ‘de’ Gama’ at the 2020 Proms

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On 28 August, Hannah’s new piece ‘Tuxedo: Vasco ‘de’ Gama’ for BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo, will open the series of live concerts presented as part of the 2020 Proms.

Especially-commissioned for the occasion, the work takes its inspiration from Jean-Michel Basquiat’s iconic 1982-1983 artwork ‘Tuxedo’, a collection of sixteen intricately-crafted diagrammatic block pieces. It references Vasco da Gama (written as ‘Vasco de Gama’), the first European to voyage to Asia by sea, offering a commentary on exploration, and the seeds of globalisation and multiculturalism; two important themes regarding the year 2020. See here for more information.













































































































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