Exploring aspects of our Youth
Oct 2016

Exploring aspects of our Youth

On 8th October, Ensemble Perpetuo will be continuing our second season with a guest recital as part of the Little Venice Music Festival. Run by our good friends at the Berkeley Ensemble, this is an exciting weekend of chamber music events that cover such a wide variety of chamber music.

For YOUTH REVISITED we are excited to be partnering with the London Photo Festival once more to explore through music and photography different memories of Youth and Childhood.

The event begins at 2pm and lasts approximately one hour. As well as an accompanying slideshow of photographs curated by the London Photo Festival, Ensemble Perpetuo will be performing a selection of music for wind quintet and wind sextet.

We open with Jeux d’enfants (or “Children’s Games”) by Bizet. Here is a selection of 5 short pieces written originally for piano by Bizet in 1871. Then follows a really fun work by Norwegian composer for solo French Horn called ‘The Dream of the Rhinoceros‘. A selection of Debussy’s works for young pianists follows with Le Petit Suite.

Following this we are joined by a bass clarinet player for the final two pieces. The first by Colin Matthews is a realisation of a musical dice game created by Mozart. Colin Matthews has used this dice game to write a new work called To Compose Without the Least Knowledge of Music. Finally we end the concert with Janacek’s Mladi (or “Youth”) which is a fantastic work exploring the different melodies that Janacek grew up hearing as a youth.

Don’t miss out on the chance to hear this wide ranging and fun programme of music and photographs! The tickets are ‘pay-what-you-want’ on the door but tickets can be reserved in advance here:

Leoš Janáček – Mladi (Youth)
Colin Matthews – To Compose Without The Least Knowledge of Music
Georges Bizet – Jeux d’enfants (Wind Quintet arrangement)
Claude Debussy – Le Petit Suite (Wind Quintet arrangement)
Trygve Madsen – The Dream of the Rhinoceros for solo horn

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