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An LSO Soundhub Showcase Concert

Friday 8th March 7:30pm LSO St. Luke’s 161 Old Street London, EC1V 9NG

Programme My Silence and These Voices (2009)

Aaron Holloway-Nahum

estudo sobre gravitaçāo (2011, rev. 2012) Ariel Ascending (1995)

Gustavo Penha

Chris Theofanidis

Quartetto No. 6 (2010)

Giovanni Albini

Ainsi La Nuit (1973-76)

Henri Dutilleux

There will be a wine reception immediately following the concert, which all audience members are warmly invited to attend.

The Riot Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of contemporary music in illuminating contexts that encourage audience engagement. The Riot Ensemble has both premiered and given second performances to a number of important works by emerging composers including Ed Nesbit, Martin Suckling, Charlotte Bray, Ailis Ni R’ain, and Aaron Holloway-Nahum alongside UK premieres of composers such as Augusta Read Thomas and Amy Beth Kirsten.

The Riot Ensemble on: @RiotEns

The Navarra Quartet

Magnus Johnston (Violin 1), Marije Ploemacher (Violin 2), Simone van der Giessen (Viola) , and Brian O’Kane (Cello)

The Navarra Quartet recording at Champs Hill Recording Studios

In 2008 the Navarra Quartet won the Outstanding Young Artist Award at the MIDEM Classique Awards in Cannes. They were selected for representation by Young Concert Artists Trust in 2006 and in 2007 received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship culminating in a highly acclaimed disc of Haydn’s 7 Last Words. Over the last two years the Quartet has increasingly developed their international profile, appearing at major festivals and venues throughout Europe including the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Schwetzinger, Rheingau and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals in Germany, the Aix-en-Provence and Bellerive Festivals and the Kattegat and Sandviken Festivals in Sweden. Further afield they have given concerts in Russia, the USA and Bahrain. The Quartet has collaborated with the Elias, Australian, Heath and Sacconi Quartets, Li-Wei, Matthew Barley, Richard Harwood, Guy Johnston, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Jiri Hudec, Julius Drake, Allan Clayton, Patricia Bardon, John O’Conor and Alasdair Tait. They have taken part in the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove and in 2008 were resident Quartet at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh and at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. The Quartet has broadcast for BBC Radio 3, RAI 3 (Italy), Radio 4 (Holland), SWR (Germany), Radio Luxembourg and ABC Classic FM (Australia).

Artistic Director Aaron Holloway-Nahum Artistic Board Celeste Cronje, Claudia Racovicean, Adam Swayne & Kate Walter

UPCOMING CONCERTS Songs and 7 Haiku Saturday, 15 June at 7:30pm The Warehouse (Theed Street) John Cage’s 7 Haiku, intersperced among songs by Huw Watkins, Lutoslawski, Ligeti, Marc Hyland, & Samuel Barber with live video projections.

Transatlantic Collaborations Tuesday 16 July at 7:30pm (The Forge, Camden) & Wednesday 17 July at 7:30 (The Meetinghouse, Brighton) A collaboration with the Boston based East Coast Contemporary Ensemble. Music by John Aylward, Helen Grime, Dominique Schafer, and two new works to be chosen from an upcoming call for scores. Details on our website soon!

More Hands! Thursday 31 October at 7:30 (The Meetinghouse, Brighton) An array of music for piano four hands and other chamber ensembles by Amy Williams, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, Guy Richardson, Patrick Harrex, Amy Beth Kirsten, Marc Hyland and others. Please turn off all mobile phones and watch alarms. The use of cameras, video cameras and recording equipment is strictly prohibited. Please do not sit or stand in gangways. No eating or drinking is allowed in the Hall. LSO St. Luke’s is a no-smoking building. LSO St. Luke’s Principal Donors

The Shapes of a Square, Programme  

Friday 8th March at LSO St. Luke's String Quartets from the around the world with the Navarra Quartet