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|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||Old Bones (world premiere of new arrangement)|
|Thomas Adès||The Four Quarters|
|Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra|
Devised in collaboration with composer Nico Muhly and countertenor Iestyn Davies, Aurora 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.