Pixels Ensemble Classical Remembrance Day Concert at Stapleford Granary
PIXELS ENSEMBLE ON REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Sunday 13 November | 7:45pm
Doors & bar 6:45pm | Pre-concert talk 7:00pm | Concert 7:45pm, ends 9:00pm, no interval
Tickets £22 / £11 (under 25)
Sophie Rosa & Thelma Handy, violins | Vicci Wardman, viola | Jonathan Aasgaard, cello | Ian Buckle, piano
Edward Elgar - Rosemary, for piano
Frank Bridge - Rosemary, for piano
John Ireland - For Remembrance, for piano
Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending, for violin and piano
Edward Elgar - Piano Quintet in A minor, op 84
'finely judged detail, expansiveness and lots of heart'
- The Guardian
Pixels Ensemble was created in 2016 by pianist Ian Buckle, drawing together some of the finest chamber musicians, orchestra principals and soloists in the UK. Rapidly establishing a firm presence at venues such as Liverpool’s outstanding new Tung Auditorium, Pixels Ensemble are noted for their ‘insight and a sense of perspective’ and ‘fabulously detailed sound’ (Musical Opinion) and renowned for their exemplary programming.
This special programme for Remembrance Sunday consists of music that is stirring and tender without being sentimental. The two charming Rosemary miniatures belong to the pre-war Edwardian salon era. John Ireland’s For Remembrance - a microcosm of his highly distinctive musical language - evokes a bittersweet tone in its undulating harmony. Vaughan Williams’ much-loved The Lark Ascending is heard here in its original 1914 version for violin and piano and the programme culminates in Elgar’s 1919 Piano Quintet - expansive, majestic and full of Elgar's instantly recognisable long-limbed tunes.
The evening is complemented by a pre-concert talk from Kate Romano on the music that Elgar wrote in response to World War I, from patriotic songs, theatrical scores and grandiose choral works to the remarkable, haunting Piano Quintet.
Arts Centre and Venue
Stapleford Granary is an arts centre built on the vision and values of the Association for Cultural Exchange: fostering cultural understanding – from local to worldwide, historical to contemporary - through education. Our cultural curiosity and passion for cross-arts collaboration lies at the heart of what we do, illustrated in our programming, artist residencies, research, workshops and exhibitions. Over the next 5 years, we’ll be exploring more ways to support our belief in the arts to change and enrich lives and envisage new ways of thinking.
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