Seminar on Eberhard Eyser's The Nightingale was singing all night long

Thursday 22nd July 2010, 6pm
London Schubert Players Studio, 72 Warwick Gardens, LONDON W14 8PP

The event takes place in the presence of the composer and includes analysis and performance of Eberhard Eyser's The Nightingale was singing all night long and is followed by a cheese and wine reception.

Tickets £15 (students free)
Places are limited and advance booking/reservation essential. Please send cheques made out to London Schubert Players Trust to the above address.

The Invitation to Composers seminars are musical journeys that combine performance with music analysis and give audiences the chance of interacting closely with the dialogue between composers and performers. They present a stimulating and informal opportunity to meet, work together and discuss ideas, aesthetics and experiences.

Click here for a map of the venue

 


 

LONDON SCHUBERT PLAYERS 1st Norfolk Ant & Bure Schubertiade

Trunch

SATURDAY, 24th JULY at 7.30 pm ST NICHOLAS’ CHURCH, North Walsham on behalf of St Botolph’s, Trunch

The Trout & The Nightingale
Schubert: Trout Quintet
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
Eberhard Eyser (Sweden): The Nightingale was singing all night long World Première
Michael Cretu: Dance and Improvisation

Anda Anastasescu Piano
Darragh Morgan Violin
Ricardo Zwietisch Viola
Sebastian Millett Cello
Michael Cretu Double Bass

£10 (£5 concessions) by programme at the door
01692-407509 or office@griffon.org.uk for prior reservation

Pre-concert illustrated talk given by the musicians at 6 pm (admission free).

Further information:
www.invitationtocomposers.co.uk
LONDON SCHUBERT PLAYERS
1st Norfolk Ant & Bure Schubertiade


 

SUNDAY, 25th JULY at 3.00 pm ST EDMUND’S CHURCH, Acle

Acle

Les Enfants du Paradis
Schubert: Fantasia in F minor
Schubert: Piano Trio ‘Notturno’
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps (excerpts)
Massimo Ferrini (Italy): Ascoltando Luci Eterne World Première
Lorena Fontana and Daniele Garuti (Italy): The Link World Première
Sviatlana Rynkova (Belarus): Three Allegories World Première

Anda Anastasescu and Katerina Assimis Piano
Darragh Morgan Violin
Helen Pierce Clarinet
Sebastian Millett Cello

£10 (£5 concessions) by programme at the door
01692-407509 or office@griffon.org.uk for prior reservation

About the Schubertiade: The LSP’s “Invitation to Composers” project, generously supported by the European Cultural Fund, breaks new ground in broadening the European chamber music repertoire. As part of this project, the Schubertiade will premiere music of significant contemporary composers inspired by The Trout Quintet and The Quartet for the End of Time. The wider project will see further performances in the Edinburgh Festival, London, Bucharest and Paris during 2010.


 

August 26 Edinburgh Festival 6.30pm
Performing Arts Centre, Stewarts’ Melville College, EDINBURGH
Concert and workshop: Les Enfants du Paradis – a Musical Journey Above the Clouds

A magical study of spirituality, time and clouds from the European Commission award-winning project 'Invitation to Composers'. The visionary power of Olivier Messiaen’s 'Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps', written when he was a prisoner-of war and based on St John's Apocalypse, inspires composers in Scotland, Mexico, Norway and Romania. It will be played along with Blunt’s 'Serenades', Torre’s award-winning 'Clouds', Skjelbred’s 'Crystals' and Carneci’s 'Quatuor pour Marguerite' – an evening of ecstasy, bird song, rainbows, dreams of the abyss of time, chaos, wrath, peace and harmonious silence. Pre-concert public workshop.

Thursday 8 July 2010 at 8pm, Romanian Cultural Institute, 1, Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH

The London Schubert Players Trust in association with the Romanian Cultural Institute in London present

As You Like It

An evening of carnivalesque effervescence, colour, instrumental dialogue, intense emotions, humour, piquanterie and folk tunes from the Balkans.

Concert: 8.00pm – 10.00pm including workshops with Romanian composer Lucian Zbarcea and Serbian composer Ivan Božičević.

Programme

Saint-Saëns Septet Op. 65 in E flat
Lucian Zbarcea A Lover's Promise World Première
Ivan Božičević Marittimo World Première
Uberto Pieroni Foglie d'autumno World Première
Rodney Waschka II Winter Concerto World Première


With the London Schubert Players Septet

Ivo Stankov and Lisa Oberg Violins
Ricardo Zwietisch Viola
Sebastian Millett Cello
Mihai Cretu Double Bass
James Woods-Davison Trumpet
Anda Anastasescu Piano
Eralys Fernandez (Cuba) and Lachezar Stankov (Bulgaria) Guest pianists


About the composers:

Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) was born in Paris and had one of the longest careers in music history, stretching from Beethoven’s traditions to the modernism of the 20th century. In his lifetime he was acclaimed as a genius. He had been a child prodigy comparable to Mozart and remained a most conscientious performer (organist and pianist) until the end. At 86, he was still practising the piano every day and a short while before his death in Algeria, he played the piano part in the Septet in a concert in Paris. Sometimes labeled the French Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns had a gift for mixing instrumental timbres and creating colourful textures.

Lucian Zbarcea (1983 - ) was born in Bucharest, Romania. He studied piano and composition at the National University of Music and, following his graduation, was offered a scholarship by the Indonesian Government to study at the High Institute of Arts in Dempasar in Bali. Zbarcea won several important prizes in national competitions and some of his works are influenced by harmonic and rhythmic elements of traditional Indonesian music.
 
Ivan Božičević (1961 - ) was born in Belgrade and graduated from the Belgrade Faculty of Music where he also obtained a Master's degree. He attended courses in Darmstadt and studied the organ at the Frankfurt Music Academy. He received numerous composition awards and he taught counterpoint, analysis and harmony at the Belgrade Faculty of Music and at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. He now lives in Croatia and is a founder member of the Split Society for Contemporary Music.

Uberto Pieroni (1952 - ) was born in Correggio, Italy. He graduated from the Arigo Boito Music Academy in Parma with a degree in choral music and choir conducting. Later he attended courses in music analysis and composition with Franco Donatoni, Aldo Clementi, Witold Lutoslawsky and André La Porte.
He won several international composition prizes and is president of the Città di Reggio Emilia Orchestra and Choir, and of the Ferruccio Tagliavini Cultural Association. Pieroni is head of the Information Laboratory at the Institute of Higher Music Studies in Reggio Emilia, where he also teaches recording techniques and music information technology.

Rodney Waschka II (1958) was born in Memphis, USA. He received his doctorate from the University of North Texas and also studied at the Institute of Sonology in the Netherlands Royal Conservatoire. He is a Professor of Arts Studies at North Carolina University where he teaches composition, computer music, and directs the Arts NOW Series. Waschka's works are recorded on American, Portuguese and Canadian labels and published by Borik Press and American Composers Editions. His music has been promoted worldwide by the National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council, the Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain) and the Texas Composers’ Forum.


Enquiries and reservations:
Tel: 020 7603 1396 and 020 7752 0134


 

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF INVITATION TO COMPOSERS

Seminar on Olivier Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du Temps


 

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF INVITATION TO COMPOSERS

You are cordially invited to the official launch of Invitation to Composers. A ground-breaking international project for the European Commission.

Wednesday 31 March 2010, 1:30-9:30pm
The David Josefowitz Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT

The event includes the press launch for the project, four workshops, composers’ forum and a concert.

Invitation to Composers is a unique, two-year project, funded by the European Cultural Fund, that encourages modern-day composers to write new works, inspired by celebrated musical ideas of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and enhanced by cultural elements from the composers’ own indigenous heritage.

The official press launch for the project will be followed by workshops with four chosen composers who will explore their works with the audience, with musical illustrations provided by the London Schubert Players. A composers’ forum will be followed by a concert where all the new works will be receiving their World Premières.

With the participation of the London Schubert Players
Presenter and Project Director: pianist Anda Anastasescu
The event will be presided over by Philip Cashian DMus, BMus, Hon ARAM, Head of Composition for the Royal Academy of Music.

Workshops and composers’ forum are FREE
Concert – £10.00 on the door (concessions – £8, students free)

 

Programme

1:30 - 2:00pm Press Launch
Opened with Danse and Improvisation for Solo Double Bass by Michael Cretu.

2:00 - 4:00pm Workshops
With composers Roberto Brisotto (Italy), Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred (Norway), Carmen Maria Cârneci (Romania) and Salvador Torre (Mexico)

5:00 - 6:00pm Composers’ Forum

7:00 - 9:00pm Concert

9:00 - 9:30pm Questions and evaluation

There will be two, one-hour intervals at 4:00 and 6:00pm

The concert will be performed by the London Schubert Players
Piano Anda Anastasescu
Violin Elenor Parry-Griffiths and Ricardo Zwietisch
Clarinet Helen Pierce
Cello Sebastian Millett
Guest pianists Alberto Portugheis and Katerina Assimis

 

Concert Programme Les Enfants du Paradis

Messiaen (1908 – 1992) Quatuor pour la fin du Temps

Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred (1970 - ) Crystals

Roberto Brisotto (1972 - ) Evocations Rituelles

Carmen Maria Cârneci (1958 - ) Quatuor pour Marguerite

Salvador Torre (1956 - ) Clouds. Homage to Messiaen

The Invitation to Composers events are musical journeys that combine performance with music analysis and give audiences the chance of interacting closely with the dialogue between composers and performers. They present a stimulating and informal opportunity to meet, work together and discuss ideas, aesthetics and experiences.

More about the composers

Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred (1970 –):
Finished his Masters in Composition at the Norwegian State Academy in Oslo in 2006. He is active as a composer and engages in several genres of music and musical environments such as: stage productions, music for young people and music supporting other art forms.

Roberto Brisotto (1972 –):
Is the organist of Cappella Civica della Cattedrale di San Giusto in Trieste, Italy. He graduated in composition from the Pollini Conservatoire in Padua and is studying conducting and vocal composition at the Tartini Conservatoire in Trieste. He received national awards in composition, conducting and organ performance.

Carmen Maria Cârneci (1958 –):
Appeared as composer and conductor in several festivals of new music and is a regular guest conductor at the Stuttgart State Opera. As a composer she received important awards in Mannheim, Rome, Köln, Bucharest and Hong Kong, and commissions from The State Opera in Bonn. Her works are published by Ricordi-München and Furore-Edition-Kassel.

Salvador Torre (1956 –):
Graduated from the National Music Conservatoire in Mexico City in composition, flute and chamber music. He studied in Paris on a scholarship from the French Government and completed his doctorate at the Sorbonne. He received a First Prize in Composition and Flute, and a diploma in Electro-acoustic music. He represented Mexico at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Amsterdam and at the well known festival World Music Days in Japan.

 

Concert Programme Details

Messiaen (1908 – 1992) Quatuor pour la fin du Temps
Liturgie de cristal
Vocalise, pour l’Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps
Abîme des oiseaux
Intermède
Louange à l’Eternité de Jésus
Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes
Fouillis d’arcs-en-ciel, pour l’Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps
Louange à l’Immortalité de Jésus

Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred (1970 - ) Crystals
Le Cristal de la Nuit – à Olivier Messiaen
The Pollock Web 1
Colour on Colour - à Mark Rothko
Asymmetric Interlude – à Gyorgy Ligeti
The Pollock Web II
Dans l’Ombre du Gibet – à Maurice Ravel

Roberto Brisotto (1972 - ) Evocations Rituelles
Dance sacrificatoire pour l’Esprit de la Terre
Dance propitiatoire pour l’Esprit de l’Eau
Dance orgiastique pour l’Esprit du Feu
Hymne d’Adoration à l’Esprit du Ciel

Carmen Maria Cârneci (1958 - ) Quatuor pour Marguerite

Salvador Torre (1956 - ) Clouds. Homage to Messiaen*
Introduction: Cumulus 1
Infinity Drops
Limited Transposition Cloud
Transition: Cumulus 2
Brownian Cloud
Gershwin Tornado
Debussy ‘Claude’
*Clouds was awarded the first Constantin Silvestri Composition Prize in 2009

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Seminar on Olivier Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du Temps

Sunday 28th March 2010, 5.30 - 7.30pm
London Schubert Players Studio, 72 Warwick Gardens, LONDON W14 8PP

The event includes analysis and performance of Messiaen's unusual Quatuor pour la fin du Temps and is followed by a cheese and wine reception.

Tickets £15 (students free)
Places are limited and advance booking/reservation essential. Please send cheques made out to London Schubert Players Trust to the above address.

The Invitation to Composers seminars are musical journeys that combine performance with music analysis and give audiences the chance of interacting closely with the dialogue between composers and performers. They present a stimulating and informal opportunity to meet, work together and discuss ideas, aesthetics and experiences.

Click here for a map of the venue

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Invitation to Composers – Seminars

Sunday 6th December and Sunday 13th December
From 5.30pm – 7.30pm including refreshments
At 72 Warwick Gardens, London W14 8PP

Tickets £10 Students free, RSVP booking essential

With the participation of the London Schubert Players, Anda Anastasescu, guest pianists
Katerina Assimis and Alberto Portugheis, and Romanian composer Dr. Luminita Spinu.

Presenter: Pianist and Project Director, Anda Anastasescu

The Seminar Programmes

Sunday 6 December

Evocations Rituelles by composer, Roberto Brisotto of Italy

Dance sacrificatoire pour l’Esprit de la Terre.
Dance propitiatoire pour l’Esprit de l’Eau.
Dance orgiastique pour l’Esprit du Feu.
Hymne d’Adoration à l’Esprit du Ciel.

Sunday 13 December

Crystals by composer Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred of Norway

Le Cristal de la Nuit – à Olivier Messiaen.
Colour on Colour - à Mark Rothko.
Asymmetric Interlude – à Gyorgy Ligeti.
The Pollock Web II.
Dans l’Ombre du Gibet – à Maurice Ravel.

Tableau by composer John Reeman of England

Clarinet Helen Pierce
Violin Aida Armitage, Ricardo Zwietisch
Cello Sebastian Millett

 

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Seminar on Drew Wilson’s Nocturne with cloudscape, in the presence of the composer

Sunday 17 October 2010, 4pm – 6pm

London Schubert Players Studio, 72 Warwick Gardens, LONDON W14 8PP.
Tel: 020 7603 1396

The event includes analysis and performance of the work and is followed by refreshments.

Tickets £10 (students free)
Places are limited and early reservations are advised.
The Invitation to Composers seminars are musical journeys that combine performance with music analysis and give audiences the chance of interacting closely with the dialogue between composers and performers. They present a stimulating and informal opportunity to meet, work together and discuss ideas, aesthetics and experiences.

Click here for a map of the venue

 


‘Invitation to Composers goes to Romania!’

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Press Conference
Breakfast with journalists, the London Schubert Players and British composer Drew Wilson

British Council BUCHAREST, Romania
Calea Dorobantilor Nr.14
Telephone: + 40 21 307 9600


Thursday 21 and Tuesday 26 October 2010

The London Schubert Players and the Info Manager Association present

A European Odyssey

Thursday 21 October 2010

CLUJ-NAPOCA
Gheoghe Dima Music Academy, Str. Ion Bratianu Nr.25

Concert at 7.30pm.
Pre-concert workshop with British composer Drew Wilson at 5.30pm

For our first performance of the year in Romania, we have chosen the fourth most populous city as our venue. Castrum Clus or Claudiopolis as it was called in Roman times and Klausenberg under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Cluj-Napoca was Transylvania’s artistic and cultural centre under its many incarnations. This legacy is ingrained through its 185-year-old Musical conservatoire, in what is now Romania’s media capital.

In association with the city’s Toamna Muzicala Clujeana Festival we also celebrate the work of the late Romanian-born composer György Ligeti. Born in Târnăveni, Ligeti rose to become one of the Music Academy’s most celebrated graduates. He is best known internationally for scoring the films of Stanley Kubrick, amongst them, The Shining (1980). Adding to our series of pre-concert workshops, this unifying project finds its place in a diverse, historic and artistic setting in picturesque Transylvania, with the memory of those who captured Cluj’s spirit.

PROGRAMME

MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) Concerto for Solo Piano, Solo Violin and Strings in D minor

Jonathan ÖSTLUND (1975 - ) The Outermost Gate World Première

Michael CRETU (1960 -) Dance and Improvisation for Solo Double Bass Romanian Première

György LIGETI (1923 – 2006) Balada si Joc for Two Violins Romanian Première

György LIGETI Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg for Violin and Cello Romanian Première

Drew WILSON (1960 -) Nocturne with Cloudscape World Première

Presented by pianist and project director Anda Anastasescu with the London Schubert Players:

Anda Anastasescu - Piano
Ken Aiso - Violin
Yuri Zhislin - Violin
Dominika Rosiek - Violin
Mariya Sotirova - Viola
Matthew Huber - Cello
Michael Cretu - Double Bass

Festival Box Office: Piata Lucian Blaga Nr. 1-3



Tuesday 26 October 2010

BUCHAREST
The Great Hall of the Romanian National Broadcasting House, Str. General Berthelot Nr. 60 - 64

Concert at 7.00pm
Pre-concert workshop with British composers Drew Wilson at 6.00pm

Micul Paris (Little Paris) was the early twentieth century nickname for our second venue in the Romanian leg of our tour. Bucharest marks the première of several debut pieces, with a native composer included. Forming part of our project’s International Composers’ Forum in association with the National University of Music, we continue our series of successful and popular workshops. This will see the project take a nationwide platform in the capital, and brings its director back home!

Programme

MENDELSSOHN (1809 - 1847) Concerto for Solo Piano, Solo Violin and Strings in D minor

Drew WILSON (1960 -) Nocturne with Cloudscape Bucharest Première

Carmen Maria CARNECI (1957 -) Quatuor pour Marguerite Romanian Première

Bjorn Bolstad SKJELBRED (1970 -) Dans l’Ombre du Gibet (Crystals) Romanian Première

Olivier MESSIAEN (1908 - 1992) Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps

Presented by pianist and project director Anda Anastasescu with the London Schubert Players:

Anda Anastasescu - Piano
Ken Aiso - Violin
Yuri Zhislin - Violin
Dominika Rosiek - Violin
Mariya Sotirova - Viola
Matthew Huber - Cello
Michael Cretu - Double Bass
Helen Pierce - Clarinet


Wednesday 27 October 2010

BUCHAREST
National University of Music,
Str.Ştirbei Vodă Nr.33

International Composers’ Forum 11.00am – 6.00pm

The Panel
Dan Dediu Principal, National Music University, Bucharest
Doina Rotaru Head of Composition, National Music University, Bucharest
Valentina Sandu Dediu Musicologist, National Music University, Bucharest
Philip Cashian Head of Composition, Royal Academy of Music, London, UK
Drew Wilson (composer, UK)
Carmen Carneci (composer, Romania)
Bjørn Bolstad Skjelbred (composer, Norway)

Read more about the composers and the works included in the concert programmes in Cluj and Bucharest here.


 

‘Invitation to Composers goes to Paris!’

The London Schubert Players Trust and the Romanian Cultural Institute in Paris present

A European Odyssey in Paris

11-12-13 November 2010

1. Salon d’Or, Palais de Béhague, 123 rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
2. Salle Alfred Cortot, 78 rue Cardinet, 75017 Paris, France
3. Cité Internationale des Arts, 18 rue de l’Hôtel, 75180, Paris, France

The continuation of our “A European Odyssey” tour presents us to official, artistic and academic institutions in Paris. We open with a pre-concert talk on a selection of contemporary works influenced by Messiaen’s landmark piece Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps in the beautiful Palais de Béhague of the Romanian Embassy. The following concert takes place at the hall named in honour of the legendary pianist Alfred Cortot and belonging to the pre-eminent Ecole Normale where the great Romanian violinist, pianist and composer George Enescu had been a teacher. This unique music legacy provides inspiration and interest for our composition project. The final concert will take place in the elegant concert hall of Cité Internationale des Arts where, as a prelude, we will hold an international Composers’ Forum in partnership with the composition department of Université Paris 8.



Thursday 11 November 2010

Palais de Béhague, Salon d`Or
Ambassade de Roumanie en France
123 rue Saint-Dominique – 75007 Paris
M° Ecole Militaire

19.30 Seminar with the audience about the evening’s programme and the contemporary works that will be played during the concert.

20.00 Concert

Programme

Salvador TORRE* Clouds. Hommage to Messiaen French Première

Marcus BLUNT Two Serenades French Première

Bjorn BOLSTAD SKJELBRED Dans l’Ombre du Gibet (Crystals) French Première

Carmen CARNECI Quatuor pour Marguerite French Première

Olivier MESSIAEN Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps

*This composition has been awarded The Constantin Silvestri Composition Prize.

Artists:

London Schubert Players:
Anda Anastasescu – Piano
David Juritz – Violin
Helen Pierce – Clarinet
Sebastian Millett - Cello



Friday 12 November 2010

Salle Cortot
78 rue Cardinet - 75017 Paris
M° Malesherbes

20.00 Concert

Programme

George ENESCU Légende

Constantin SILVESTRI String Quartet No 2

Anatol VIERU Piano Sonata No 1

Lucian ZBARCEA A Lover’s Promise

Interval

SILVESTRI Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op 19 No 1

VIERU The Fight with Inertia

ENESCU Aria si Scherzino

SAINT-SAËNS Septet Op. 65

Artists:

London Schubert Players:
Anda Anastasescu – Piano
Yuri Zhislin - Violin
Helen Pierce - Clarinet

Quatuor Lalo:
Fernand Iaciu Violin 1
Inès Greliak Violin 2
Anne Le Chevalier Viola
Jean Michel Moulin Cello

Andrei Vieru – Piano
Cedric Dreger - Trumpet
Edouard Macarez – Double Bass



Saturday 13 November 2010

Cité Internationale des Arts
18 rue de l'Hôtel de Ville - 75004 Paris
M° Pont Marie; M° Saint-Paul

15.00 – 18.00 International Composers’ Forum with the participation of Université Paris 8

The Panel:
Jose Manuel Lopez Lopez Head of Composition
Anne Sedes Professor/ Researcher
Guilherme Carvalho Professor/ Researcher

Workshops with composers Adina Dumitrescu (Romania/Finland), Drew Wilson (UK), Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred (Norway) and students from Université Paris 8.

20.00 Concert

Programme

Frank BRIDGE String Quartet No.2

MENDELSSOHN Concerto for Solo Piano, Solo Violin and Strings

Interval

Drew WILSON Nocturne with Cloudscape French Première

Michael CRETU Dance and Improvisation French Première

Adina DUMITRESCU J’ai trouvé les Histoires World Première

21.30 Reception

Artists:

London Schubert Players:
Anda Anastasescu – Piano
Alberto Portugheis – Piano
Yuri Zhislin – Violin
Michael Cretu – Double Bass

Rivoli Strings Quartet

Amelia Jones – Violin
Helen Tonge – Violin
Amy Wein – Viola
Helen Downham – Cello

Entry is free for all the events above and reservation obligatory : Tel. + 33 1 47 05 15 31 ; institutroumain@yahoo.fr.

Read more about the composers and the works included in the concert programmes here.

 


The London Schubert Players Trust cordially invites you to attend the closing event of

Invitation to Composers 2010

A ground-breaking international project for the European Commission

Sunday 28 November 2010
3.00pm – 6.00pm Workshops and International Composers’ Forum
7.00pm – 9.00pm Concert

The David Josefowitz Recital Hall
Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road,
London NW1 5HT

With the participation of the London Schubert Players
Presenter and Project Director: pianist Anda Anastasescu

Programme:
3pm – 6pm
Workshops and International Composers Forum with Drew Wilson (UK), Adina Dumitrescu (Romania), Jonathan Östlund (Sweden) and Nathan Shirley (USA).

The event will be presided by Philip Cashian DMus, BMus, Hon ARAM, Head of Composition, Royal Academy of Music.

7:00 – 9:00pm Concert

A European Odyssey

Frank Bridge (1879 – 1941) String Quartet No.2 (First movement)

Mendelssohn (1809-1847) Concerto for Piano, Violin and Strings
Ondřej Šárek (1979 - ) Three concertante Waltzes World Première

Jonathan Östlund (1975 - ) The Outermost Gate British Première
Nathan Shirley (1981 - ) Annabel Lee World Première
Drew Wilson (1960 - ) Nocturne with cloudscape British Première
Adina Dumitrescu (1964 - ) J’ai trouvé les Histoires British Première

The concert will be performed by the London Schubert Players and the Rivoli String Quartet
Anda Anastasescu, Alberto Portugheis, Peter Ciobanu, Helen Burford – Solo Piano
Yuri Zhislin, Calin Andrei, Jessica Boyd – Solo Violin
Michael Cretu – Double Bass

The Invitation to Composers events are musical journeys that combine performance with music analysis and give audiences the chance of interacting closely with the dialogue between composers and performers. They present a stimulating and informal opportunity to meet, work together and discuss ideas, aesthetics and experiences.

Workshops and Composers’ Forum are FREE
Concert - £15.00 on the door on the night (concessions £12; students £5)

Reservations advisable from:
London Schubert Players Trust
Tel: 020 7603 1396
Email: aajg@btinternet.com
www.invitationtocomposers.co.uk

Read more about the composers and the works included in the concert programmes here.

 

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