An unveiling of pianist / composer Xenia Pestova Bennett’s exquisite limited-edition vinyl Atomic Legacies for Piano and String Quartet.
Described by Tempo (UK) as “a powerhouse of contemporary keyboard repertoire,” pianist and improviser Xenia Pestova Bennett launches her new album Atomic Legacies with a unique performance, combining the scintillating sonorities of extended piano technique with the virtuosity of the London-based Ligeti Quartet.
Featuring music by John Adams, Anna Meredith, Tanya Tagaq, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Soosan Lolavar and Laura Jurd.
To kick off their 10th anniversary year, Ligeti Quartet take a snapshot tour of music by some of the most exciting and genre-defying composers working today in the UK and around the world.
Ligeti Quartet will be in residence with Sounds Like This Festival on Friday 13 March 2020 to workshop compositions for string quartet. Selected works will be played through followed by discussion. We are accepting submissions of full pieces, movements or excerpts of up to six minutes in duration which are scored for string quartet. You may submit works which include tape parts or electronics, but please bear in mind practical considerations for setting up and rehearsing the work.
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Join the UK-based Ligeti Quartet for their first concert in Canada! In a programme based on mimicry, imitation and play, hear works by Canadian composers Nicole Lizée, Tanya Tagaq, and Cassandra Miller, alongside Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, the fearful megalith of string quartet repertoire which Stravinsky described as "forever contemporary". The quartet imitate the sounds of Canadian nature, use whistling and gravity tubes, their voices, stomps, and of course keep stretching the limits of their instruments...
Established in 1987, Music at Port Milford offers an intensive four-week chamber music experience for serious string players, woodwind players and pianists between the ages of 12 and 18.
The focused, cooperative atmosphere allows students to produce refined weekly performances of chamber, choral, and orchestral works. The outstanding music faculty serve as both coaches and mentors. Musicianship and community shape the Port Milford experience.