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Monday 20 November 2017

Ningbo Grand Theater
1 Dazha Rd, Jiangbei Qu, Ningbo Shi
Zhejiang Sheng
315000
China

Details:
Web site

Retorica

Harriet Mackenzie, violin
Philippa Mo, violin

To include:
McCABE: Spielend

Retorica tour of China

 

Thursday 23 November 2017

Yiwu Culture Plaza Theater
Yiwu
Zhejiang Province
China

Details:
Web site

Retorica

Harriet Mackenzie, violin
Philippa Mo, violin

To include:
McCABE: Spielend

Retorica tour of China

 

Friday 24 November 2017

7.30pm
Highsted Grammar School
Highsted Rd, Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 4PD
United Kingdom

Details:
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Bingham Quartet

Steve Bingham, violin
Marina Gillam, violin
Brenda Stewart, viola
James Halsey, cello

Haydn: String Quartet Op 76 No 5
McCABE: Quartet No 7, 'Summer Eves'
Smetana: Quartet in E minor, 'From My Life'

Sittingbourne Music Society

 

Jiaxing Grand Theater
Jiaxing
Zhejiang Province
China

Details:
Web site

Retorica

Harriet Mackenzie, violin
Philippa Mo, violin

To include:
McCABE: Spielend

Retorica tour of China

 

Friday 1 December 2017

8pm
Benslow Music Trust
Benslow Lane, Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG4 9RB
United Kingdom

Details:
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Bingham Quartet with Nigel Clayton, piano

Bingham Quartet:
Steve Bingham, violin
Marina Gillam, violin
Brenda Stewart, viola
James Halsey, cello

Nigel Clayton, piano

Haydn: String Quartet Op 76 No 5
McCABE: Quartet No 7, 'Summer Eves'
Franck: Piano Quintet

Benslow International Recital Series

 

Tuesday 5 December 2017

7.30pm
PATS Studio One
University of Surrey, Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH
United Kingdom

Details:
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Dance Maze

Simon Desbruslais, trumpet
Jakob Fichert, piano

To include:
McCABE: Sonata after William Byrd's Haec Dies
Tom Armstrong: Dance Maze (first performance)

This programme explores an instrumental combination capable of great power and excitement. Senior Lecturer in Music, Tom Armstrong, occupies the centrepiece of the recital with the world premiere of his Dance Maze, a piece that can exist in multiple forms - as a duo and as solos for trumpet or piano.

John McCabe's 2014 Sonata was commissioned by Simon Debruslais, and derives its underlying material from William Byrd’s motet Haec Dies from his 1591 collection of Cantiones Sacrae. An outline of the motet is 'hidden' within the texture of the music, but never stated directly. The Sonata employs that beautiful instrument, the flugelhorn (beloved of Vaughan Williams and Miles Davis) for the first two main sections, switching to D trumpet (familiar from Baroque music) for the final part, which is faster than the earlier ones. The first section is moderately-paced and obsessively circles around particular intervals, notably parallel or near-parallel fifths (possibly McCabe's revenge on the academic world). The middle part of the work is slow, framed by very brief scherzando trio-like sections.

 

Tuesday 12 December 2017

London
United Kingdom

Retorica - private event

Harriet Mackenzie, violin
Philippa Mo, violin

To include:
McCABE: Spielend

 

Saturday 19 May 2018

7.30pm
St Mary's Church
Hitchin
Hertfordshire
SG5 1HP
United Kingdom

Details:
Web site
+44 (0)1462 458614

£14, adults; £12, concessions

Hitchin Symphony Orchestra - McCabe, Arnold and Mendelssohn

Helen Sanders-Hewett, viola
Hitchin Symphony Orchestra
Janet Hicks, leader
Paul Adrian Rooke, conductor

McCABE: Concerto for Chamber Orchestra
Arnold: Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3, 'Scottish'

Tickets from 01462 458614 or www.wegottickets.com
(search for Hitchin Symphony Orchestra)
£2 discount if purchased by Wednesday 16 May 2018

 

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