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Aurora Orchestra with Iestyn Davies

Old Bones

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Aurora Orchestra with Iestyn Davies

Old Bones

Satie Gymnopédie No.3
Thomas Adès The Lover in Winter
Debussy Danse Sacrée et Danse profane
Nico Muhly Clear Music
Dowland (arr. Nico Muhly) Time Stands Still
Nico Muhly Motion
Nico Muhly Old Bones (world premiere of new arrangement)
Thomas Adès The Four Quarters
Brahms Gestillte Sehnsucht
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Sally Pryce harp
John Reid piano
Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra

Devised in collaboration with composer Nico Muhly and countertenor Iestyn DaviesAurora Orchestra’s programme stops the clocks and delves into ancient notions of time, as explored by Dowland, Debussy, Satie and Adès. Muhly’s distinctive musical voice is threaded throughout, from his haunting account of the discovery of Richard III’s Old Bones to the virtuosic and uplifting quintet Motion.

Adès’ portrayal of the ‘25th hour’, where time at last seeps beyond the measure of the clock face at the end of his extraordinary Four Quarters, completes a transcendental programme.

Pre-Concert Talk: Nico Muhly in conversation with Tom Service
St Pancras Room, 6.30pm

If you would like to hear more music by Nico Muhly, join us for a special New Year’s Party featuring Teitur/Nico Muhly’s song cycle Confessions and the composer himself performing with Aurora players.

Date & start time:Fri 23 Nov 2018 – 7.30pm
Venue:Hall One

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