Saturday 15 October 2016 1:00PM

Alexandra Wood; Rachel Roberts; Philip Higham; Nicholas Daniel; Huw Watkins

Helen Grime Day


  • Alexandra Wood violin
  • Rachel Roberts viola
  • Philip Higham cello
  • Nicholas Daniel oboe
  • Huw Watkins piano

Chamber music occupies the centre ground of Helen Grime’s work, embracing everything from pieces for solo oboe to scores conceived for small ensemble.

Three Whistler Miniatures draw inspiration from chalk and pastel pieces exhibited at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Museum, while Aviary Sketches comprises five miniatures influenced by the alluring ‘assemblage boxes’ of American artist and sculptor Joseph Cornell.

  • Wigmore Hall’s Composer in Residence is supported by The Marchus Trust
  • Helen Grime (b.1981)
        • Three Whistler Miniatures
        • Aviary Sketches (after Joseph Cornell) [1]
        • To see the summer sky
        • Five North Eastern Scenes (UK première)
        • Oboe Quartet
  1. Co-commissioned by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center funded by a generous grant from Linda and Stuart Nelson in honour of Wu Han and David Finckel, and by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, President of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation

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