News: November, 2009
The South West Essex Choir have commissioned Robert to write a seting of the Gloria text to be performed alongside Robert Levin’s completion of the Mozart C minor Mass at the first concert of their 2009-2010 season. SWEC will perform with the Bartholdy Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Ben Palmer.
Saturday 28 November 2009 at 7.30pm
All Saints Church, Woodford Wells, Inmans Row, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0NH
Claire Booth (soprano) and Andrew Matthews-Owen (piano) perform a recital of 20th- and 21st-century song for the University of Hull’s concert series. Alongside music by Crane, Knussen, Hoddinott, Arlene Sierra and Philip Cashian, they present the third performance of Robert’s setting of David Diop’s visionary poem Africa .
Friday 27 November
University of Hull
Wonderful clarinet quartet Clariphonics presents a recital for the Croydon Chamber Music Series including the second performance of Glimpses of a Half-Forgotten Future, commissioned for their Purcell Room debut in January 2009.
Clariphonics is a clarinet quartet committed to promoting and expanding the repertoire for clarinet quartet to new audiences. The programme includes Piazzolla’s Histoire du tango, Jim Pywell’s 3 Beginnings, the four bass clarinet piece Four to the Floor by Anna Meredith and Clariphonic’s commission Glimpses of a half-forgotten Future by Robert Fokkens.
Saturday 7 November at 6.00pm
Croydon Parish Church, Church Street, Croydon
Exceptional experimental a cappella trio juice draw on world music, jazz, folk and pop in their alt-classical performances. They perform a programme of adventurous music which explores the range of the human voice including Robert Fokkens’s Words and other recent commissions.
‘fluid, fruity and refreshing...vocal techniques that make Stockhausen and Berio sound prehistoric...the 21st century’s answer to the Swingles or King’s Singers’ The Times
herding call - Susanne Rosenberg
Emerodde and Saphire - Piers Hellawell
Two Albanian Folk Songs - Thomas Simaku
Volcano Songs (three solos) - Meredith Monk
She Moved Through the Fair - trad., arr. Eammon O’Dwyer
Words - Robert Fokkens
Dream of You - Morag Galloway
Volcano Songs (three duets) - Meredith Monk
Cruel Mother - Sarah Dacey
Cautionary Verses - Laurence Roman
Thursday 5 November from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Handel House Museum, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB
Tickets: £9.00, £7.50 concessions
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