Monday 1 June 2015

Wednesdays at the Forge, Banshees by numbers

Eliza McCarthy
Eliza McCarthy
Six young performers will be bringing a rich programme of contemporary music to The Forge in Camden on Wednesday 3 June 2015, as part of the Wednesdays at the Forge series. Notus Winds, Charlotte Ashton - flute, Eleanor Tinlin - oboe, Alexei Watkins - horn, Jonathan Davies - bassoon, Jordan Black - clarinet, will be performing a programme based around numbers: Harrison Birtwistle's Five Distances, György Ligeti's Ten Pieces, Arvo Pärt Quintettino, and Anders Hillborg's Six Pieces for Wind Quintet. The group comprises five young players all of whom hold full scholarships to the Royal Academy of Music.

They will be followed by the young pianist Eliza McCarthy who will be performing Henry Cowell's The Banshee (from 1925, but just come and listen to it!), John Adams' Phyrgian Gates (from 1977/78) and new work by Mica Levi. Eliza McCarthy, who won the British Contemporary Piano Competition in 2013, has been working with Mica Levi on a series of piano works and will be premiering some of these at The Forge.

Further information and tickets from The Forge's website.

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