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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
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