Concert II: All-British Program

Monday, February 5, 2018 8pm

Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music

 Tony Arnold, soprano (courtesy of Claudia Hansen)

Tony Arnold, soprano (courtesy of Claudia Hansen)

For our winter concert, Collage is excited to welcome back the star soprano Tony Arnold for this all British program featuring two US premieres and a Boston premiere. Join us as we depart from the familiar American soil and bring back a cornucopia of musical experiences. While coming from distinct sonic worlds and musical vocabularies, the connective thread of Benjamin Britten's unmistakable aura flows through these works. From the neo-tonal language of Helen Grime and traditionally-minded James MacMillan to the fragmentary gestures of David Horne, we are ultimately led back to Britten through his direct descendant Peter Maxwell Davies.

 

Program

David Horne: Splintered Instruments (2004, Boston Premiere)
Peter Maxwell Davies: The Bairns of Brugh (1981)
Helen Grime: Piano Concerto (2017, US Premiere)
James MacMillan: Raising Sparks (1997, Boston Premiere)

Performers

David Hoose, conductor; Tony Arnold, soprano; Cathy French, violin; James Cooke, violin; Anne Black, viola; Joel Moerschel, cello; Chris Kreuger, flute; Gary Gorczyca, clarinet; Chris Oldfather, piano; Craig McNutt, percussion; Charles Overton, harp

 

 

 Peter Maxwell Davies

Peter Maxwell Davies

 James MacMillan

James MacMillan

 Helen Grime

Helen Grime

 David Horne

David Horne