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Minimalism Unwrapped: The Smith Quartet
The Smith Quartet drops in for two evenings at Kings Place. On Wednesday they explore the music of adventurous post-minimalists working in Europe: Gavin Bryars, Graham Fitkin, Louis Andriessen, Steve Martland and the world premiere of ‘Northern Shore’ by Denmark-based American Wayne Siegel. On Thursday the quartet tackle Bang on a Can composers including Meredith Monk and Steve Reich.
Steven Osborne/Alban Gerhardt
The impressive combination of cellist Gerhardt and pianist Osborne is sure to find the soul in cello sonatas by Debussy, Schnittke and Beethoven, along with Messiaen’s magnificent ‘Louange à l’éternité de Jésus’ (from ‘Quartet for the End of Time’).
Eric Whitacre Singers
America’s coolest choral composer is back at Islington’s most spectacular venue with his Eric Whitacre Singers. Stand by for the emotionally intense effects of Whitacre’s glorious consonant music.
Jewish Renaissance Salon with Irmina Trynkos
Virtuoso violinist Irmina Trynkos teams up with deft Italian pianist Marco Fatichenti at the second in a salon series hosted by Jewish cultural mag Jewish Renaissance. The duo will be shedding light on the little known, late Jewish-Polish composer Ignatz Waghalter by playing his Sonata in F Minor. Rodney Greenberg, former executive producer of the BBC Proms, will interview Trynkos about her discovery, and recent album, of Waghalter pieces. Trynkos and Fatichenti will also perform Sonata No 3 in D Minor by Brahms, nigun (Jewish religious music) from Bloch's Baal Shem, Prelude No 1 by Gershwin/Heifetz, Schindler's List Theme by Williams and Ravel's Tzigane. Plus canapés from kosher cooks Carmelli.
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