Sunday, September 11, 2011

Kings Place

 On Thursday evening went to 2 mini concerts at Kings Place
- it's the >Kings Place Festival
and London Sinfonietta played 3x45mins concerts there
 Mark van de Wiel starting to play a piece of Julian Anderson

"Julian Anderson's music provided the focus of the second concert,
again consisting of solo works, duos or trios.
What was striking was how well his sense of instrumental colour and character,
so vividly displayed in his large-scale orchestral canvases,
 transfers to an intimate scale.
Works such as Prayer for Viola and the four Etudes for Piano
succeed through an intensity of expression
that combines inner coherence with a brilliantly articulated surface."
Review by Guardian

 Mark playing Elliot Carter

"Throughout the evening, a host of Sinfonietta stalwarts appeared
– too many to name here,
but heard at their most vigorously virtuosic in the final instalment
of music by the 102-year-old Elliott Carter,
the culmination of three valuable mini-retrospectives.
Whether in the solo display of two of the Eight Pieces for Four Timpani
and the cello piece Figment,
or the tightly interlocked ensemble
playing of the two Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux
tribute pieces to Boulez,
 the Sinfonietta's musicianship remained compelling."
Review by Guardian

 Excellent drums!
A piece of Elliott Carter
Walked from Islington along the canal to Kings Place
Kings Place
90 York Way
London N1

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