Verbier Festival
21 July 2019
8:00 pm
Église
CHF 80.- | 50.- | TR 25.-
RENCONTRES INÉDITES I
Daniel Hope
Violin
Marc Bouchkov
Violin
Lawrence Power
Viola
Sheku Kanneh-Mason
Cello
George Li
Piano
Daniel Hope ©droits réservés
Marc Bouchkov ©Nikolaj Lund
Lawrence Power ©Jack Liebeck
Sheku Kanneh Mason ©Lars Borges
George Li ©ChristianSteiner

This concert is focused on British music and celebrates the wide range of its styles from dance to romantic lyricism. After playing Bridge’s light phrases, the violin, viola and piano transcend the melancholy expressed in Clarke’s “Dumka” and get ready for Elgar’s unconditional, restless and dreamy romanticism. Gow’s Reel brings a Scottish touch where dance and music seduce each other.

This ambitious programme also presents a world premiere specially commissioned by the Verbier Festival: multitalented composer Thomas Adès’ latest work.

World Premiere

Three Berceuses from The Exterminating Angel for viola and piano (2018)1

This set of Three Berceuses was arranged for viola and piano by Thomas Adès from his opera The Exterminating Angel.  They are based on some of the opera’s most exquisite and memorable music – the first two drawing on the yearning melancholy duets of the doomed lovers Beatriz and Eduardo, the last a version of Silvia’s eerie berceuse macabre from Act III, in which she cradles a dead lamb, thinking she is rocking her son to sleep (‘It’s very late now, Yoli, it’s bedtime’).

1Commissioned by Verbier Festival, BBC Radio 3, Moritzburg Festival, UKARIA Cultural Institute, South Australia and underwritten by The Viola Commissioning Circle.

Three Berceuses from The Exterminating Angel for viola and piano by Thomas Adès was underwritten by The Viola Commissioning Circle, a new charity formed to broaden the viola repertoire for the public benefit by underwriting the commissioning of new works for the viola while co-commissioners are found. This commission was supported by the following Underwriting Members:

Barbara and Michael Gwinnell ● David and Elizabeth Challen ● Christopher and Julia Hum ● Alan Sainer ● Vernon Ellis Foundation ● Nicholas and Judith Goodison ● Christopher and Lorna Bown ● Rosemary and Jeremy Cook ● John and Gilly Baker ● The Boltini Trust ● Graham Nicholson ● Peter and Jenny Smart ● Anonymous ● Erica Stary

The Viola Commissioning Circle also gratefully acknowledges the support of its Friends and Donors and would welcome additions to their number.  For further information and how to support us, please visit our website http://viola-cc.org.uk

Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registered in England & Wales No. 1179223

Trustees: Michael Gwinnell (chairman), David Challen CBE, Sir Christopher Hum KCMG

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