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FREE Concert: Philharmonia Orchestra plays Hans Zender & Manoury

Hosted by the Consul of the London Live Music and Theatre Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 27 Sep 18:00 - 19:00

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Hello friends !

Here is another instalment of our Free Concerts. These two contemporary works for vocalist and ensemble have connections to Schoenberg's expressionist opera masterpiece, Erwartung.

Hans Zender’s Cabaret Voltaire is named after the raucous Zurich nightclub that became the birthplace of Dada.

Zender, once a student of Stockhausen, sets to music six ‘sound-poems’ by the one of the movement’s founding members, Hugo Ball.

Frenetic rhythms set against gloomy percussion reflect the almost playful darkness of Ball’s wordless texts, written in response to the spread of conflict in World War I.

Phillippe Manoury’s monodrama Blackout is a modern counterpart to Erwartung, written 80 years after Schoenberg’s masterpiece.

The music tells the story of a woman stuck in an elevator, who descends into a waking dream as she gets lost in thought. Like those of Schoenberg, Manoury’s brooding sonorities distort time and expectations – Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘You’re My Thrill’ suddenly emerges at the climax, before breaking apart and fading into the ensemble.

Performers

Players from the Philharmonia Orchestra
Pierre-André Valade conductor
Salome Kammer soprano
Hilary Summers contralto
Repertoire

Hans Zender: Cabaret Voltaire for voice & ensemble (UK premiere)
Philippe Manoury: Blackout monodrama for contralto & ensemble (UK premiere)

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Faisal
Honorary Group Consul - London Live Music and Theatre