World's oldest station hosts Steve Reich's Different Trains concert



The world's oldest active train station has hosted a live performance of composer Steve Reich's Different Trains, as real trains rumbled past.
Reich's Grammy-winning 1988 work was performed at Edge Hill station, with passenger trains rolling in and out of Liverpool on both sides of the stage.
About 1,200 people watched on the station's Victorian carriage ramp.
The US composer introduced the show, which is one of a number of events to celebrate his 80th birthday on Monday.
Edge Hill station was on the world's first passenger train line, and George Stephenson's Rocket passed through when the... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 36
Source: BBC
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