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Friedrich Cerha Day
Austria’s most eminent composer, who is soon to turn 90, is honoured with a day devoted to his chamber music. Featuring a pair of concerts by Ensemble Modern (with HK Gruber as chansonnier); a recital by the Boulanger Trio and clarinettist Andreas Schablas; plus the composer himself in conversation.
London Sinfonietta: For Samuel Beckett
With the Queen Elizabeth Hall now closed for refurbishment, London Sinfonietta begins its new season at St John’s with two world premieres: Laurence Crane’s Chamber Symphony No 2 and a new piece by rising Mexican composer Marisol Jimenez. It ends with a classic: Morton Feldman’s ‘For Samuel Beckett’.
Cole and Fujikura
The Royal College of Music has had its fair share of famous composers as students and lecturers. In a new lunchtime series celebrating them, current RCM students perform chamber pieces by professors Dai Fujikura (‘Wondrous Steps’ and ‘Halcyon’) and Jonathan Cole (‘Ash Relics’).
Darragh Morgan/Mary Dullea: Picking Up the Pieces
Tucked among the trendy byways of Camden, intimate venue The Forge presents violinist Darragh Morgan and pianist Mary Dullea (of the Fidelio Trio) in pieces written for them. Featuring the world premiere of Gerald Barry’s ‘Midday’, alongside Richard Causton’s ‘Seven States of Rain’; Benedict Schlepper-Connolly’s ‘Ekstase I’; Dobrinka Tabakova’s ‘Through the Cold Smoke’; Kate Whitley’s Three pieces for violin and piano; Sam Hayden’s ‘Picking Up the Pieces’; and Camden Reeves’s ‘Gorgon’s Head’.
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