Saturday 7 November 2015 7:30PM

Nash Ensemble; Claire Booth soprano; Alexandre Bloch conductor

Julian Anderson: Composer in Residence

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  • Nash Ensemble Chamber Ensemble in Residence
  • Claire Booth soprano
  • Ian Brown piano
  • Philippa Davies flute
  • Laura Samuel violin
  • David Adams violin
  • Alexandre Bloch conductor

Two world premières and other works by Julian Anderson, Wigmore Hall’s Composer in Residence, supply the potent substance of a programme that also includes Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for string quartet, one of which was inspired by the English music hall comedian Little Tich, and also the London première of John Woolrich’s Pluck from the Air.

Claire Booth joins the Nash Ensemble in Sea Drift, Anderson’s evocative setting of Walt Whitman, and Ravel’s Chansons madécasses.

  • Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
        • Three Pieces for string quartet
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
        • Chansons madécasses
  • Julian Anderson (b.1967)
        • The Colour of Pomegranates for alto flute and piano
        • Sea Drift for soprano, flute, clarinet and piano
  • Interval
  • Julian Anderson
        • Ring Dance for two violins (UK première)
  • Interval
  • John Woolrich (b.1954)
        • Pluck from the Air for piano quintet (London première) [1]
  • Julian Anderson
        • Van Gogh/Blue for two clarinets, viola, cello, double bass, harp and piano (world première) [2]
  1. Co-commissioned by the Cheltenham Festival with funds provided by the Britten–Pears Foundation, and by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation
  2. Co-commissioned by The Koussevitzky Music Foundation, and by Wigmore Hall with the support of André Hoffmann, president of the Fondation Hoffmann, a Swiss grant-making foundation

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