London Sinfonietta directed by soprano Barbara Hannigan, with Daniel Norman (tenor), Edgaras Montvidas (tenor), Roderick Williams (bass) and John Molloy (bass). Plus, pianist Reinbert de Leeuw and Harriet Walter (narrator).
Erik Satie: 'Socrate' for voice & piano **
Igor Stravinsky: Three Pieces for string quartet
Igor Stravinsky: Three Pieces for clarinet
Igor Stravinsky: Concertino for string quartet
Igor Stravinsky: Renard - chamber opera in 1 act *
(Paris between 1910 and the 1920s was a hotbed of experimentation and creative dialogue between the arts, and this concert explores the important works that came out of the city's salons, hosted by great patrons such as Winnaretta Singer, aka la Princesse Edmond de Polignac. Central to the concert is Stravinsky's comic chamber opera 'Renard', in which a fox comes to a sticky end.)