Friday 6 November 2015 7:30PM

Arditti Quartet; Irvine Arditti presenter; Ashot Sarkissjan violin; Ralf Ehlers viola; Lucas Fels cello

Berio, Michael Jarrell, Feldman and Sir Harrison Birtwistle

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  • Arditti Quartet
  • Irvine Arditti presenter
  • Ashot Sarkissjan violin
  • Ralf Ehlers viola
  • Lucas Fels cello

Since its foundation in 1974 the Arditti Quartet has championed the cause of contemporary chamber music and given the first performances of hundreds of new compositions.

The quartet returns to Wigmore Hall with a programme filled with vivid contrasts, opening with the formidable technical demands of Berio’s Sincronie and embracing fresh scores by Sir Harrison Birtwistle and Michael Jarrell.

  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
        • Sincronie
  • Michael Jarrell (b.1958)
        • ...in verästelten Gedanken... (Nachlese VIIb) (UK première) [1]
  • Interval
  • Morton Feldman (1926-1987)
        • Structures
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934)
        • The Silk House Sequences (world première) [2]
  1. Co-commissioned by Festival Aspects des Musiques d’Aujourd’hui Caen, and by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation
  2. Co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall, with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation, Milano Musica — Associazione per la musica contemporanea, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Philharmonie de Paris, Westdeutscher Rundfunk and the Arditti Quartet with support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation

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