New Music Ensemble

Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
Friday 12 February 2016 (19:30-21:45)
Photograph of Percy Pursglove
Photograph of Percy Pursglove

Daniele Rosina director
Percy Pursglove trumpet/flugel horn*
Lydia Haynes, Holly Singlehurst, Amy Farnell vocalists+

  • Berio
    Folk Songs+
  • Daria Kwiatkowska
    trickling water, gentle bells
  • Gil Evans
    Sketches of Spain*

New music, jazz and folk intertwine as versatile jazz musician Percy Pursglove, conductor Daniele Rosina, talented vocalists and the University’s New Music Ensemble present Gil Evans’s Sketches of Spain, Berio’s Folk Songs, and University of Birmingham composer, Daria Kwiatkowska’s trickling water, gentle bells. Berio’s 1964 Folk Songs set the tone for this eclectic programme dominated by the 40-minute Sketches of Spain. The unrivalled combination of jazz legend Miles Davies and composer/arranger Gil Evans ensured that this jazz masterpiece has remained one of the most popular of all of Davies’s albums and continues to captivate audiences in concert. Sketches of Spain features a re-voiced version of the second movement of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, traditional Spanish melodies, original themes by Evans, and music by Manual de Falla. 

Venue: Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building

Tickets: £8, £6 concessions, £3 students (Available via the online shop or on the door)