"Yesterday I listened... today I loved!"
|St. Gregory's Centre for Music »||8:00 pm||Sunday 6 May 2012|
|Ticket Price||Ticket Info||Ticket Link||£10/£8 Friends/£5 Students||Free to young people aged 25 and under, thanks to the Cavatina Ticket Scheme - on the door, subject to availability. Free to U16s when accompanied by a paying adult.||Ticket Link|
Young, ambitious, and dedicated, Ensemble MidtVest's eleven players are classically trained musicians, all of whom specialise in chamber music. Eleven individuals who have won numerous prizes in international chamber music competitions, and were all educated at leading European music academies. Together they form a dynamic ensemble, performing a huge range of music at an international level.
This concert continues to forge and strengthen Sounds New's relationship with the Danish Arts Council.
Per Nørgård - Virvelverden for wind quintet
Matthew Jones - String Quartet No. 1, 'Deletia'
John Metcalf - Rest in reason, move in passion for piano trio
This will be followed by an exciting improvisation session for full ensemble!
Duration: 1hr 30 mins [inc. interval]
Founded in 2002, Ensemble MidtVest consists of a string quartet, a wind quintet, and a pianist. The ensemble is renowned for its creative programming, pushing the boundaries of the traditional classical concert form through creativity and excellence.
Based in Herning, Denmark, Ensemble MidtVest resides at HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, an extraordinary venue designed by the American architect Steven Holl. The museum houses Ensemble MidtVest’s own chamber music hall and rehearsal spaces.
Ensemble MidtVest performs more than 80 concerts every year in Denmark and abroad. Each year, the ensemble performs more than 15 different programmes and productions, regularly incorporating other musical styles and art forms. In addition to classical chamber music, Ensemble MidtVest frequently works with improvisation, creating its own sound and musical language, breaking down barriers between musical styles and genres and expanding the performers’ musical intuition and individuality. Assisting in this process, world-renowned Danish jazz pianist Carsten Dahl was appointed the ensemble’s first Artistic Advisor in 2007.
In 2006, Ensemble MidtVest’s recording of piano quartets by Mozart and Brahms was awarded a prize as the best chamber music CD of the year by the listeners of Danish Broadcasting Company.