The London Sinfonietta performs Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Five Lessons in a Frame alongside new music for solo viola by Edward Nesbit.
Part of an evening of solos, duos and ensemble repertoire, Birtwistle’s piece ‘frames’ the duets the composer penned for London Sinfonietta musicians for his 80th birthday concert.
Also, hear a world premiere from cutting-edge Writing the Future composer Edward Nesbit and the highly imaginative ensemble music of Chaya Czernowin.
London Sinfonietta Geoffrey Patersonconductor Paul Silverthorneviola Mark van de Wielclarinet Melinda Maxwelloboe Andrew Zolinskypiano Tony Simpsonlighting design
Sir Harrison Birtwistle: The Message for clarinet in E flat, trumpet in C & military drum; An interrupted endless melody for oboe & piano Edward Nesbit: Viola Concerto (World premiere) Interval Cheryl Frances-Hoad: Bouleumeta for solo clarinet Chaya Czernowin: Lovesong Sir Harrison Birtwistle: 5 Lessons in a frame