Mayday
01/05/2014 Mayday

On 1st May, The Riot Ensemble joins the Nonclassical alternative mid-week contemporary-classical club session for an evening of politically charged music, with performances of Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union, and Frederick Rzewski’s Coming Together and Attica. Further information is available on the NonClassical website.

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11/05/14 I Shall Contemplate

We’re extremely excited to present the UK premiere of Djuro Zivkovic’s I Shall Contemplate for soprano, flute, piano, violin and cello.  This evening concert at Brasenose College, Oxford, will also feature works by J.S. Bach, Vox Balaenae by George Crumb, and Claude Debussy’s piano prelude Brouillards.

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LesCitations Draft Publicity
20/05/2014 Les Citations (in memory of Henri Dutilleux)

Near the one-year anniversary of his death, The Riot Ensemble brings Henri Dutilleux’s Les Citations to The Forge, Camden. Presented along Dutilleux’s masterwork are an array of newly-commissioned works by composers from across the globe for the same lineup of instruments (with an additional soprano in two of the works).

These new pieces will come from Jose Manuel Serrano (Argentina), Jenna Lyle (USA), Arne Gieshoff (UK), Chris Roe (UK) and Drew Schnurr (USA).  The concert will also feature Ken Hesketh’s transcription of Dutilleux’s piano piece Blackbird (1950) for Les Citations forces, Arlene Sierra’s Petite Grue, and a short piece for Doublebass and Soprano by The Riot Ensemble’s 2014 Composer in Residence Amy Beth Kirsten.

 

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LesCitations Draft Publicity
21/05/2014 Les Citations (in memory of Henri Dutilleux)

Near the one-year anniversary of his death, The Riot Ensemble brings  Henri Dutilleux’s Les Citations to the Divinity School Recital Hall at St. John’s College, Cambridge. Presented along Dutilleux’s masterwork are an array of newly-commissioned works by composers from across the globe for the same lineup of instruments (with an additional soprano in two of the works).

These new pieces will come from Jose Manuel Serrano (Argentina), Jenna Lyle (USA), Arne Gieshoff (UK), Chris Roe (UK) and Drew Schnurr (USA).  The concert will also feature Ken Hesketh’s transcription of Dutilleux’s piano piece Blackbird (1950) for Les Citations forces, Arlene Sierra’s Petite Grue, and a short piece for Doublebass and Soprano by The Riot Ensemble’s 2014 Composer in Residence Amy Beth Kirsten.

 

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31/05/2014 Resounding Earth: Third Coast Percussion

The Riot Ensemble is proud and honoured to host the UK premiere of American percussion quartet Third Coast Percussion.  This concert – held at St. Leonard’s Church in Shoreditch (with it’s 3.1 second reverb!) will include the UK premiere of Mov. II of Augusta Read Thomas’ Resounding Earth (“Prayer” for 26 Japanese Rin and Crotales).

The concert will also include works by Arvo Pärt, John Cage, Steve Reich, David Skidmore and Owen Clayton Condon.

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