Tuesday 20 June 2017 7:30PM

Ensemble intercontemporain

Debussy, Maderna, Messiaen and more

Booking information

  • This concert is part of Chamber Zone, a free ticket scheme for young people aged 8-25 years old: Please call the Box Office on 020 7935 2141 and quote “Chamber Zone” to book
  • £5 tickets are available to this concert for Under 35s: More Information
  • Duration

    This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


    Ticket bookings are subject to a £2.00 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

    • Ensemble intercontemporain
    • Sophie Cherrier flute
    • Hidéki Nagano piano
    • Jeanne-Marie Conquer violin
    • Odile Auboin viola
    • Éric-Maria Couturier cello

    Ensemble intercontemporain’s stellar line-up of contemporary music specialists returns to Wigmore Hall with a programme of great virtuosity and variety, highlighting contrasts and correspondences between the musical cultures of France and Italy.

    The ensemble’s concert includes the UK première of ‘Les Excentriques’ by the young Italian composer Matteo Franceschini, co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall and Ensemble intercontemporain.

    • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
          • Première rapsodie for clarinet and piano
    • Bruno Maderna (1920-1973)
          • Viola
    • Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
          • Le merle noir for flute and piano
    • Philippe Schoeller (b.1957)
          • Madrigal for piano quintet
    • Interval
    • Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
          • Sequenza I for solo flute
    • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
          • Violin Sonata in G major
    • Matteo Franceschini (b.1979)
          • Les Excentriques (Traité physionomique à l’usage des curieux) (UK première) [1]
    1. Co-commissioned by Ensemble intercontemporain and by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation

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