Riot Ensemble feat. Gośka Isphording

Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Wednesday 23 February 2022 (19:30-21:30)
Riot Ensemble standing in front of paint splattered abandoned airplane.
Riot Ensemble

Barber Evening Concert

Leading contemporary music group, Riot Ensemble, give their Barber Concerts debut. As a collective, Riot Ensemble connects people to fantastic contemporary music and celebrates the work of a huge range of composers. Their work focuses on commissioning new works, and the members of Riot are some of the top European soloists in the field of New Music.

The works in this enticing concert are tied to the voice in intimate ways: a meditation on a Bach Chorale by Sofia Gubaidulina, Anna Clyne’s melodic ‘creation upon a sound space’ which weaves in, out, and around the audience, and a secret text sung to themselves by a violinist.

Anchoring the concert – in his centenary year – is one of Xenakis’ masterworks: A l’ile de Goree for harpsichord and ensemble featuring soloist Gośka Isphording.

Sofia Gubaidulina Meditation on the Bach Chorale ‘Vor Deinen Thron Tret Ich Hiermit’
Anna Clyne This Lunar Beauty
José M. Sánchez Verdú Schein
Xenakis A l’ile de Goree
Alex Groves Linear Construction No. 5
Rufus Isabel Elliot Tillage Without Violence

£20, £18 concessions, £15 Barber Association, £5 students/U18

Tickets available here