Tuesday 28 January 2020 7:30PM
John Gilhooly in conversation and performances from special guests to launch the 2020/21 Season.
Thursday 13 February 2020 7:30PM
In this sequence, the works are consecutive in this particular genre within Beethoven’s output: the much loved ‘Spring’ sonata dates from 1801, while the two sonatas from the set of three Op. 30 were composed either in that year or the following one.
Sunday 23 February 2020 7:30PM
Here the Beethoven items – written between 1782 and 1803 – are interspersed with works by 20th-century American experimentalists.
Sunday 8 March 2020 7:30PM
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading baritones both on the operatic stage and in the concert and recital halls, Stéphane Degout sings some of his native repertory before journeying further east.
The Ritual Ensemble draws from various musical systems to forge a unity of orchestrated and ecstatic expressions. Through emotionally resonant collective interpretations of compositions by each of its members, the group combines contrasting energies in pursuit of the sacred. Vijay Iyer is joined by GRAMMY-nominated Afro-Cuban composer-saxophonist-percussionist Yosvany Terry, groundbreaking composer-percussionist Rajna Swaminathan, and riveting composer-vocalist Ganavya.
With grateful thanks to the Foyle Foundation for their generous support of these broadcasts