This concert launches two major guitar albums: Cançons i danses by the Eden Stell Guitar Duo featuring the first guitar CD entirely devoted to the music of the Catalan composer Federico Mompou, and Ignite by Tom Kerstens’ G Plus Ensemble which offers an all new music programme including work by Max Richter, Gabriel Jackson and John Metcalfe.
This short concert is part of a two-day celebration of the legacy, musicological and performance interests of the late Professor Alexander Ivashkin. The Ligeti Quartet is joined by guest violist Diana Mathews.
Part of the Brighton Fringe Festival: Listen America! 20th-Century Innovative Music series
From Britten to America
Christina McMaster (piano)
Lena Napradean (piano)
Ayanna Witter-Johnson (cello / voice)
Fred Harper (percussion)
Children from The Hall School and St Mary's School
Doors open at 7.30pm: the concert begins at 8pm
This concert showcases the expansion of the string quartet repertoire to include music from beyond the Western classical tradition. Christian Mason’s Tuvan Songbook is part of a series of Songbooks to be commissioned by the Ligeti Quartet, each based on a tradition of overtone singing from around the world. ‘Melodicles’ is a musical concept invented by American composer Lou Harrison, whose centenary is celebrated in 2017. His String Quartet Set borrows from medieval European and Eastern influences.
With narrator Matthew Bulgo
A festive fairytale treat for all the family, A Child’s Christmas in Wales chronicles Dylan Thomas's own childhood memories and remains one of his most popular and loved works.
In this wonderful adaptation for strings, step into December days ‘as white as Lapland’, where mischief is easily found, snowballs are hurled, and the curious grownups are shrewdly observed.
The Ligeti Quartet's fourth concert as Quartet in Residence at the University of Sheffield.
Includes the world première of Laura Jurd's Jump Cut Shuffle
Immersive Rainforest experience with the Ligeti Quartet, Helen Vidovich (flute) and physical theatre performers.
Performances last approximately 35 minutes with performances happening on the hour between 1-5pm.
Veronica del Cerro
Created by Laura Bowler and Sam Redway
Composed by Laura Bowler
Free concert, including the world première of Tim Benjamin's third quartet, commissioned by Todmorden Town Council.
The Ligeti Quartet's third concert as Quartet in Residence at the University of Sheffield.