Few contemporary composers have proved as consistently inventive as Thomas Adès. BCMG and the Calder Quartet perform as part of Wigmore Hall’s day-long exploration of his eloquently expressive chamber music, including Adès’ BCMG Sound Investment commission Concerto Conciso and his string quartet Arcadiana.
The delicate, introverted music of György Kurtág deliciously contrasts with the virtuosic, extroverted nature of Gerald Barry’s. Both composers regularly feature in Adès programmes.
Concerto Conciso … is a tour de force, a vertiginous ride through a wild, wonderful musical landscape. Much of the piano part is written for one hand, freeing the second to cue the other players, but Adès’ keyboard imagination is so fertile and his own piano playing so explosive that it never seems too thin …’
György Kurtág: Officium breve *
Leoš Janáček: Selections from On an overgrown path #
György Kurtág: Selections from Játékok #
Gerald Barry: Octet ~ +
Thomas Adès: Concerto Conciso ~ # (BCMG Sound Investment commission 1997)
Leoš Janáček: In the Mists #
Thomas Adès: Arcadiana *
Calder Quartet *
Conductor: Timothy Redmond ~
Piano: Thomas Adès #
Piano: Nicholas Hodges +
Pre-concert talk, 6pm: Thomas Adès in conversation with John Gilhooly.
£15 – £40 plus booking fee*
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Wigmore Hall is fully wheelchair accessible. There is level access from Wigmore Street into the auditorium, the restaurant and lower ground floor facilities are accessible by lift and there is a fully accessible toilet on the lower ground floor. Wigmore Hall is equipped with a Loop to help hearing aid users receive clear sound without background noise. Patrons are welcome to take hearing and guide dogs dogs into the Auditorium.