Arrangements of 5
14/10/2014 Arrangements of Five

At 7.30pm on 14th October, The Riot Ensemble returns to The Friend’s Meetinghouse in Brighton to present an exciting array of contemporary music for various combinations of flute, clarinet and string quartet.  The concert includes the world premiere of Artistic Director Aaron Holloway-Nahum’s Arrangements of Five – commissioned by Timothy Orpen with funds from the RVW Trust and Britten Pears Foundation.  Other music includes the UK premiere of Augusta Read ThomasMansueto Tribute, ‘double helix’, Helen Grime’s To See the Summer Sky and an array of pieces from composers in the New Music Brighton Collective.

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07/11/2014 The People United Will Never Be Defeated

The Riot Ensemble’s co-principal pianist Adam Swayne presents a unique performance of one of the twentieth century’s most monumental works for solo piano at The University of Chichester, on 7th November. Composed by Frederic Rzewski in 1975 it was written for Adam’s American teacher, Ursula Oppens. The 36 variations are based on a song that expressed solidarity with the Chilean resistance to General Pinochet and, in a wild and often bewildering mix of virtuosic piano techniques and motley musical styles, the composer also weaves in other anthems that represent a struggle for democracy. The concert will last just over an hour without an interval and will include a spoken introduction.

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11/11/2014 The People United Will Never Be Defeated

The Riot Ensemble’s co-principal pianist Adam Swayne presents a unique performance of one of the twentieth century’s most monumental works for solo piano at The Forge, Camden, on 11th November. Composed by Frederic Rzewski in 1975 it was written for Adam’s American teacher, Ursula Oppens. The 36 variations are based on a song that expressed solidarity with the Chilean resistance to General Pinochet and, in a wild and often bewildering mix of virtuosic piano techniques and motley musical styles, the composer also weaves in other anthems that represent a struggle for democracy. The concert will last just over an hour without an interval and will include a spoken introduction.

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14/11/2014 The People United Will Never Be Defeated

The Riot Ensemble’s co-principal pianist Adam Swayne presents a unique performance of one of the twentieth century’s most monumental works for solo piano at St. Luke’s Church, Brighton on Friday 14th November. Composed by Frederic Rzewski in 1975 it was written for Adam’s American teacher, Ursula Oppens. The 36 variations are based on a song that expressed solidarity with the Chilean resistance to General Pinochet and, in a wild and often bewildering mix of virtuosic piano techniques and motley musical styles, the composer also weaves in other anthems that represent a struggle for democracy. The concert will last just over an hour without an interval and will include a spoken introduction.

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