Saturday 25 March 2017 7:30PM

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group; Timothy Redmond; Calder Quartet; Thomas Adès; Nicolas Hodges

Thomas Adès Day: 'Arcadiana'

Additional notes

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

Additional Artist
We are pleased to announce that Nicolas Hodges (piano) will now also be participating in this concert, in addition to the lunchtime concert at 1:00pm

Booking information

  • £5 tickets are available to this concert for Under 35s. More Information
  • All 2016/17 concerts in the Contemporary series are now open for booking.
  • Duration

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

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    Ticket bookings are subject to a £2.00 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

    • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
    • Timothy Redmond conductor
    • Calder Quartet
    • Thomas Adès piano
    • Nicolas Hodges piano

    György Kurtág’s Officium breve, written in 1989 in memory of fellow composer Endre Szervánszky, passes from one complex state of being to another within the space of fifteen short movements for string quartet. Concision and complexity are also central to Adès’s Concerto Conciso, inspired in part by the form of a medieval French round dance.

    The programme also features Adès’s Arcadiana, a work for string quartet consisting of seven movements that evokes various vanished or vanishing idylls.

    • György Kurtág (b.1926)
          • Officium breve in memoriam Andreae Szervánszky Op. 28
    • Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)
          • On an Overgrown Path (selections)
    • György Kurtág
          • Selections from Játékok
    • Gerald Barry (b.1952)
          • Octet
    • Interval
    • Thomas Adès (b.1971)
          • Concerto Conciso
    • Leoš Janáček
          • In the Mists
    • Thomas Adès
          • Arcadiana Op. 12

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