Portrait Of War

Date: Saturday 10th March 2012 19:30

Venue: RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester

G&abor Tak&acs-Nagy conductorKathryn Stott piano

“[Kathryn Stott] plays wonderfully, allowing her music fluidity and space; her virtuoso outpourings are formidable.”The Daily Telegraph

Learning Participation Performance, 6.30pm

Local school students perform their newly written piece, inspired by life on the home front.

Concert, 7.30pm

The desecration and human destruction caused by two World Wars in the 20th century, was a source of inspiration for a number of composers. Ravel&s rather light-hearted Tombeau de Couperin, written in memory of friends who died fighting in the first World war, is a world away from Strauss& beautifully intense and mournful Metamorphosen, an emotional homage to the destruction of Germany in World War Two. Separating these two is Mozart&s ever-popular Piano Concerto no.21, nicknamed ‘Elvira Madigan&, performed by Kathryn Stott. Encore, 9.30pmPresented in association with Manchester Jazz Festival

Adam Fairhall – pianoTim Fairhall – double bassGaz Hughes – drums

Rising star Adam&s playing demonstrates a passion for jazz, blues and other areas of American music, notably two composers whose work was touched by the shadow of war in different ways: Charles Ives, who was drawn into music via his father&s marching bands in the American Civil War, and Conlon Nancarrow, who fought in the Spanish Civil War, both of whom seep through Adam&s angular, inventive style.

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