Tuesday 15 May 2018

Love and transfiguration from the Cohen Ensemble

Jacques Cohen and the Cohen Ensemble
Jacques Cohen and the Cohen Ensemble
Composer and conductor Jacques Cohen is bringing his Cohen Ensemble (formerly the Isis Ensemble) to the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 17 May 2018 for a programme of string music which includes the world premieres of Cohen's Beginnings & Endings and For Angel, the world premiere of 19-year-old Scottish composer Zakia Fawcett's Lost in this Moment and the UK premiere of Norwegian composer Marcus Paus' Love's Last Rites [see my 2017 interview with Marcus]. The programme also includes Cohen's Love Journey's for soprano and strings, with soprano Marie Vassiliou, Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht and Sibelius' Romance.

For Angel commemorates the violinist David Angel, the 2nd violin of the Maggini Quartet, who led the second violins of the Cohen Ensemble for many years.

Full details from the Southbank Centre website.

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