Gloucester Music Society: 'The Emerald Ensemble'
Thurs 20 Nov 2008
Gloucester Music Society’s 79th season of concerts celebrates the inspiration of two great cities – Vienna and Paris. The second concert of the series on Thursday 20 November features a special programme with a jazz inspired first half featuring the music of Piazzolla together with Bartok’s “Contrasts”, a piece commissioned by the jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman, and written for clarinet, violin and piano.
The second half has a change of mood when tribute is paid to the French composer Olivier Messiaen on the centenary of his birth. The “Quartet for the End of Time” was written during Messiaen’s time in a prisoner of war camp during the second world war. It was written for himself and three other musicians who were imprisoned with him, and this dictated the unusual choice of instruments – violin, cello, clarinet and piano. We are delighted to welcome members of the Emerald Ensemble to perform this exciting programme for us.
- Time: 7.30pm
- Location: St Mary de Lode Church, Archdeacon Street, Gloucester
- Admission: £13, students £5, children under 15 free, accompanying parents £8
- Concert title: “The Emerald Ensemble"
- Programme: Piazzolla - Movements from “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”, Bartok – Contrasts; Messiaen – Quartet for the End of Time
- Photo: Roger Huckle, Director of the Emerald Ensemble