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Hebrides Ensemble and Max

 23 June 2016 at 7.30pm 

Hebrides Ensemble and Max

St Magnus Festival
St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
United Kingdom

Hebrides Ensemble

The Hebrides Ensemble celebrates its 25th anniversary with a programme that reflects a concert in the first St Magnus Festival given by the Fires of London 40 years ago. This is also a tribute concert to a significant founder of the Festival Peter Maxwell Davies (Max) bringing together his clever re-workings of Renassiance music with his beautiful Piano Trio based around a trip to Fair Isle which sits a little further north between Orkney and Shetland. Thomas Adès’s music comes from his large-scale opera of The Tempest and pays tribute to Shakespeare’s anniversary whilst Messiaen’s early work was a celebratory piece written for his first wife. Adding to our 40 Festival premières is a new work from John Gourlay, an alumnus of the St Magnus Composers’ Course.

Peter Maxwell Davies : Kinloche his Fantassie
John Gourlay : New Work
Claude Debussy : Syrinx
Peter Maxwell Davies : Piano Trio
Peter Maxwell Davies : Theme and Variations for violin and piano
Thomas Ades : Court Studies from the Tempest
Peter Maxwell Davies : Renaissance Scottish Dances

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