Wednesday 6 March 2019 7:30PM

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

Wigmore at the Roundhouse

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Please note that this concert will take place at the Roundhouse in Camden. Tickets are available to purchase via the Roundhouse website, please click Book Now for further details

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

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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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