Saturday 15 October 2016 7:30PM

BCMG; Mark van de Wiel clarinet; Geoffrey Paterson conductor

Helen Grime Day

Additional notes

There is a pre-concert talk ahead of this concert at 6:00pm


  • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
  • Mark van de Wiel clarinet
  • Geoffrey Paterson conductor

Helen Grime’s Seven Pierrot Miniatures project the composer’s uncanny feeling for instrumental tone colours and textural contrasts, whilst her Clarinet Concerto is a study in virtuosity that grows more meditative as it unfolds.

Knussen and Carter have been formative influences in Grime’s career; her duo Embrace picks up the duos in Knussen’s delightful Songs without Voices, and the Carter duo, written for Knussen’s 50th birthday, mirrors this.

  • Wigmore Hall’s Composer in Residence is supported by The Marchus Trust
  • Helen Grime (b.1981)
        • Embrace
        • Seven Pierrot Miniatures
  • Oliver Knussen (b.1952)
        • Songs without Voices Op. 26
  • Helen Grime
        • Clarinet Concerto
  • Interval
  • Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
        • Au Quai
  • Helen Grime
        • Luna
  • Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)
        • Concertino

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