Date: Monday 24th August; 1.00pm
Venue: St. Thomas’ Central Hall, South Wing
Presented with live visual artist, this concert will feature a number of pieces for piano duo including Debussy, Kurtag, and “Variations for Judith“, a set of variations on Bist du Bei Mir, written for the chair of our board.
Date: Thursday 1st October; 7.30pm
Venue: Brixton East
Presented in memory of the late Lee Hyla, this concert revolves around his spacious, Wyoming-inspired piece, My Life on the Plains. The concert also sees the UK premiere of music by Nina C Young (Void), Thomas Kotcheff’s that in shadow or moonlight rises, our second 2015 performance of Marco Momi (Due Nudi) and Velado, by our 2015 composer-in-residence Jose Manuel Serrano.
Date: Saturday 31st October; 5.00pm
Venue: St. Nicholas Church, Brighton
Jonathan Harvey’s “Death of Light, Light of Death” was inspired by Grünewald’s ‘Crucifixion’ in the Issenheim Altarpiece. Harvey wrote that the “unflinching sense of catastrophe that hangs over this picture has given it a special appeal to the sensibilities of our own time.” The Riot Ensemble returns to Brighton for the third consecutive year, to perform a concert centred around this beautiful and haunting music. Other music will include composers from the New Music Brighton composers collective, Helen Grime’s Oboe Quartet, and Kaija Saariaho’s Terrestre.