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Brian Elias Focus Day Concert – Wigmore Hall


Saturday 24 April 2021 3:00PM

The second concert in Wigmore Hall’s Brian Elias Focus Day culminates in Geranos. The piece takes its name from the ancient Greek word for ‘crane’ and takes inspiration from dance forms that, according to legend, were devised by Theseus. The concert also features Pythikos Nomos, Elias’s work for saxophone and piano which draws on another ancient Greek musical form, first used to depict the battle between Apollo and the monster on the slopes of Parnassus.

Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano
Olivia Jageurs harp
Rob Burton alto saxophone
Daniel Lebhardt piano
Gabriele Strata piano
Thomas Hancox flute
Jon Carnac clarinet
Adrian Spillett percussion
Castalian String Quartet
Sini Simonen violin
Daniel Roberts violin
Charlotte Bonneton viola
Christopher Graves cello
Thomas Kemp conductor

Brian Elias (b.1948)
Meet Me in the Green Glen
?Pythikos Nomos?
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Préludes Book I
Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir
Les collines d’Anacapri
Des pas sur la neige
Brian Elias
Three Songs (Christina Rossetti)

For access to a special film by Barrie Gavin about the life and work of Brian Elias, ‘A Passage From India’, please email BoxOffice@wigmore-hall.org.uk and you will be sent a private link.


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