Graham Fitkin and Friends are four unique musicians who revel in the unremitting delight of ensemble piano playing. Unapologetically direct, joyous and highly energetic, Fitkin’s eight-handed works for two pianos are complemented by equally lucid and more intimate solos and duos from Unsuk Chin, Anna Meredith and Steve Reich. A new Britten Pears Arts commission, Bla Bla Bla, for pianos, samplers and spoken voice delivers a gripping and provocative finale.
‘A delight that defies all fashionable labels and conjured its own whirlygig of ideas’ The Guardian
Graham Fitkin composes for live performance, recordings, dance, media and installations. He works with acoustic instruments, electronic instruments and audio recordings and has won three BASCA Composer Awards, International Grand Prix Dance Music Award 2000 and the Royal Philharmonic Society Composer Award in 2015. He was previously Composer-in-Residence with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and the London Chamber Orchestra. He has been commissioned by the Halle, BBC Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, RSNO, Athens Camerata, BBC Symphony Orchestra nd the BBC Concert Orchestra and worked with dance companies such as Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance and chamber groups such as a collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma and the Sacconi Quartet.
Graham will be joined by Kathryn Stott, Clare Hammond and Ruth Wall for this concert.
Full price: £12, £25, £35, £50
Concessions/Students from £6, £12.50, £17.50, £25
Doors open at 19:00 ready for a 19:30 start
Duration: 2 Hours 10 Minutes with a 30 Minute Interval
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Suitable for ages 6+