Ives Ensemble – New Music Focus 3 | Reflections and Space
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27 October 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
*Note – change of venue. Now in the Assembly Rooms Theatre, North Bailey, Durham*
The Ives Ensemble will be celebrating MUSICON’s fiftieth anniversary with a series of concerts that express their affinity with and deep commitment to music in and from Durham. As many know, our city has a strong and rich musical history, spanning throughout the ages. In the recent past, Durham has also become a centre for contemporary music – more composers in this versatile and pioneering field are based here than anywhere else in the North-East. Over three concerts this internationally renowned and distinguished group will perform works by no less than six composers who form part of the recent musical fabric of Durham.
Composer Richard Rijnvos considers the Ives Ensemble to be the ideal interpreters of his work. That is clearly expressed in the full dozen pieces he has written for them since the start of his compositional career. The final concert in this year’s New Music Focus will feature the UK premiere of his most ambitious chamber music work to date. Riflesso sullo spazio is the composer’s fourth riflesso – a series of companion pieces to twentieth-century classics, using the same instrumental line-up. Based on the famous Suite op.29 by Arnold Schoenberg, Riflesso sullo spazio is written for three clarinets, piano, and string trio. The piece invokes the spirit of American composer Morton Feldman, whose Three clarinets, cello and piano opens this concert.
Rik Andriessen flute
Lars Wouters van den Oudenwijer, Hans Petra, Erik van Deuren clarinets
John Snijders piano
Josje ter Haar violin
Heleen Hulst viola
Job ter Haar cello
Morton Feldman – 3 clarinets, cello, and piano
Arnold Schoenberg – Suite Op. 29
Richard Rijnvos – Riflesso sullo spazio (UKP)
Important Event Information
Doors Open: 7:00 pm
Ticket Prices: £10 adults, £4 students, £1 under 18s
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