Wednesday 6 March 2019 7:30PM

Ensemble Modern Orchestra ; Sir George Benjamin conductor; Ueli Wiget piano

Wigmore at the Roundhouse

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  • Ensemble Modern Orchestra
  • Sir George Benjamin conductor
  • Ueli Wiget piano

As the first ever concert to be promoted by Wigmore Hall at the Roundhouse, this performance harks back to the days of Boulez’s famous avant-garde concerts at the iconic Camden venue, and offers a chance to hear largescale contemporary works in an inimitable setting. Together with an intense work by the Russian Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006), Sir George Benjamin conducts his own Palimpsests (2002), inspired by ‘the concept of a piece of parchment, or slate, used over and over again for different pieces of music’.

  • Supported by The John S Cohen Foundation
  • Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)
        • Initiale
  • Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
        • 7 haïkaï for piano and orchestra
  • Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006)
        • Composition No. 2 'Dies irae' for 8 double basses, percussion and piano
  • Interval
  • György Ligeti (1923-2006)
        • Ramifications for 12 solo strings
  • Sir George Benjamin (b.1960)
        • Palimpsests for orchestra

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