Saturday 28 June 2014

Musical Toys at the Forge

Pianist Mei Yi Foo is performing in three concerts tomorrow (29 June) at the Forge, Camden under the general heading Musical Toys. At 1.15pm she is giving a piano recital, with Debussy's Children's Corner and works by Gubaidulina, Ligeti, Unsuk Chin, Lachenmann, George Benjamin and Kurtag. Then at 4pm there is a programme called Toy Makers in which music for piano, toy piano and music box will be interspersed with discussions between Mei Yi Foo and the composers, including Chris Paul Harman, Richard Baker and Dai Fujikura with opportunities for audience questions.

Then in the evening at 6.15pm there is Musical Playground, a programme of music for clarinet, strings and piano in which the performances will move around, in various spatial formations in the venue with the idea of combining theatre and play. Mei Yi Foo will be joined by Massimo di Trolio clarinet, Bartosz Woroch and Shlomy Dobrinsky violins and Bartholomew LaFollette cello, in performances of John Cage 6 Melodies, Richard Baker's Crank, Bartok's 44 Duos, Dai Fujikura's Rubi(co)n, Kurtag's Jatekok, Shchedrin's In the Style of Albeniz and Humoresque, Thomas Ades' Lieux Retrouves and Catch.

There is a special day pass available, and of course the gaps between the concerts enable you to sample the excellent food at the Forge's restaurant. Further information and tickets from the Forge website.

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