|3 April 2017|
The Middleton Hall, University of Hull, HU6 7RX
- Maurice Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
- Luciano Berio: Sequenza IXa for clarinet
- Bela Bartok: Violin duos (selection)
- Igor Stravinsky: Three Shakespeare Songs
- Claude Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane
- Luciano Berio: Violin duos (selection)
- Luciano Berio: Folksongs
With Anna Huntley, mezzo-soprano
In collaboration with the Musical Cultures Conference, the Berkeley Ensemble return to Hull University with a wide-ranging programme, which explores the ‘voices’ of the ensemble’s various instruments.
Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet was written to demonstrate the Érard company’s pre-eminent pedal harp design, enriching its repertoire and accepted voice along the way. Berio’s Sequenza for Clarinet looks back on its own instrument’s wide-ranging voice as conceived by artists from Mozart to Benny Goodman, whilst Stravinsky’s late settings of Shakespeare make something rich and strange of familiar texts.
Pre-concert talk, 6.45pm: Members of the ensemble talk about the evening’s programme