Brodsky Quartet, Loré Lixenberg/Turina, Puccini, Alvarez, Golijov, Osborne&others (inc. Verbey)

30 Jan 2015 20:00

St. Hilda's College: Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
Oxford, England

St. Hilda's College, Oxford

Trees, Walls, Cities, is a song cycle commissioned for the Brodsky Quartet and mezzo-soprano Loré Lixenberg, linking various cities in creative reconciliation. The songs, written by local composers, including Theo Verbey, and poets, are brought together in an interlocking suite of musical material (composed by Nigel Osborne), which creates a coherent journey. Manifesto tracts, original scores, sound poems and pieces of art feature alongside the performance, which is preceded by works for string quartet by Turina, Puccini, Alvarez and Golijov.


Turina: La oración del torero, Op. 34
Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet

Puccini: Crisantemi
Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet

Alvarez: Metro Chabacano
Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet

Golijov: Tenebrae
Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet

Verbey: In the Garden of Paracelsus
Artist: Lore Lixenberg (Mezzo Soprano)
Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet