Monday 15 November 2021 7:30PM

The Hermes Experiment

Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Boulanger, C Schumann and more


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General sale for this concert will 10:00AM on Monday 4 October.


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


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  • The Hermes Experiment
  • Héloïse Werner soprano
  • Anne Denholm harp
  • Oliver Pashley clarinet
  • Marianne Schofield double bass

Comprising voice, harp, clarinet, and double bass, the ensemble has explored new avenues in contemporary music with works by widely diverse creative personalities. Here arrangements of classic female composers combine with new works by their modern successors. As BBC Radio 3’s Andrew McGregor has said of the group’s previous offerings, ‘it’s great hearing such a variety of composers finding interesting ways of using this ensemble’s unique resources’.

  • Josephine Stephenson (b.1990)
      • tanka
  • C Schumann (1819-1896)
      • Liebst du um Schönheit Op. 12 No. 2
        • (arranged by Oliver Pashley)
  • Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
      • Attente
        • (arranged by Marianne Schofield)
  • Nicola LeFanu (b.1947)
      • The Bourne
        • (arranged by Anne Denholm)
  • Sylvia Lim (b.1992)
      • New commission
        • (world première) [1]
  • Lynne Plowman (b.1969)
      • A Field Guide to Pebbles
        • Pedalling Man (arranged by Oliver Pashley for harp, clarinet and double bass)
  • Soosan Lolavar (b.1987)
      • Mah Didam
  • Stevie Wishart (b.1969)
      • Eurostar - a journey between cities in sound
  • Mira Calix (b.1970)
      • DMe
  • Interval
  • Freya Waley-Cohen (b.1989)
      • We Phoenician Sailors
  • Errollyn Wallen (b.1958)
      • gun, gun, gun
  • Caroline Shaw (b.1982)
      • Plan & Elevation
        • I. The Ellipse (arranged by Anne Denholm)
  • Ayanna Witter-Johnson
      • Draw the Line
  • Laura Moody
      • Rilke Songs
  • Hannah Peel (b.1985)
      • The Almond Tree
        • (arranged by Oliver Pashley)
  • Emily Hall (b.1978)
      • Befalling
        • (arranged by Oliver Pashley)
  1. Co-commissioned by Wigmore Hall

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