Venue, Timing and Cost
HOMAGE TO GEORGE CRUMB
Jeremy Arden: Farewell, No.3 from Inventions in Solitude
Ravel: Une barque sur l’océan, No.3 from Miroirs
Liszt: La lugubre gondola, S200/1
Robert Schumann: Fantasie, Op.17
de Morales: arr. with Jeremy Arden Parce mihi Domine
Chopin: Barcarolle, Op.60
Crumb: Makrokosmos, Book 1 - Twelve fantasy-pieces after the Zodiac for amplified piano.
George Crumb broke every rule in the book. He combined unconventional instruments, had his musicians employ unusual techniques, and was an early adopter of electronic and amplified sound. He created sonic landscapes that were sometimes mystical, sometimes arresting and he was the recipient of a Grammy Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
Oxford based pianist, Maki Sekiya, is no stranger to contemporary music. After graduation from Moscow Conservatory, she performed regularly at Moscow Contemporary Music Festival and, since settling in the UK, she has continued to programme contemporary pieces. For tonight's concert, she weaves a Renaissance chant, modern British, and Romantic fantasy with Book 1 of George Crumb’s ground-breaking work Makrokosmos. The title is a direct allusion to Mikrokosmos - a set of piano pieces by Bela Bartók - Crumb’s tribute to a composer whom he greatly admired.
Season tickets available for entire SJE Arts International Piano Series (8 concerts) at 25% discount.
SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH