Monday 19 March 2018 7:30PM

Ensemble intercontemporain

Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Carter, Heinz Holliger, Cage and Blaise Ubaldini

Additional notes

  • Change of Artists
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jérôme Comte (clarinet) is unable to take part in the above concert. He will be replaced by Martin Adámek (clarinet).
  • Confirmation of Programme
    The programme for the above concert has been confirmed as listed below.
  • 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 1 hour in duration, without an interval


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

    • Ensemble intercontemporain
    • Sophie Cherrier flute
    • Martin Adámek clarinet
    • Jens McManama horn
    • Didier Pateau oboe
    • Paul Riveaux bassoon

    French composer Blaise Ubaldini’s credits include performing jazz and rock and working closely with Ensemble intercontemporain.

    His fascination with ‘instrumental vocality’ is sure to register in his latest composition for the famed Paris-based contemporary music group, a score crafted for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn, set here in company with compelling modern masterworks for solo and ensemble wind instruments.

    • Sir Harrison Birtwistle (b.1934)
          • Five Distances for Five Instruments
    • Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
          • Retracing for bassoon
          • Retracing II for solo horn
    • Heinz Holliger (b.1939)
          • Sonata for oboe
    • Elliott Carter
          • Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux
    • John Cage (1912-1992)
          • Music for Wind Instruments
    • Blaise Ubaldini (b.1979)
          • In the backyard (world première)