To conclude, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich perform the London premiere of Keyboard Engine, written especially for them by Sir Harrison Birtwistle.
The San Francisco Chronicle commented: ‘the overarching metaphor of a whirring, clacking machine helps illuminate the music’s rhythmic force...’
In their US premiere of the work Musical America said: ‘this was playing of jaw-dropping virtuosity, infused with that ineffable quality that raises less than one-in-a-hundred musical experiences into the realm of the sublime.’
This concert continues the 50 Years in a Day series celebrating music management agency HarrisonParrott’s 50th anniversary. The day marks 50 golden years of music making featuring four inspiring generations of artists showcasing their musical tastes and talents across three thrilling concerts.
The evening also marks the launch of the HarrisonParrott Foundation, a charity which aims to support and champion diversity and inclusivity within the arts.
PerformersLucienne Renaudin Vary trumpet
RepertoireDuke Ellington: In a sentimental mood