Per Nørgård Prelude to Breaking
Ricardo Eizirik Music while waiting/music while working
Andrew Norman Try
Owen Russell Undergraduate Commission
Chimera - the University’s student-run new music ensemble – is renowned for its adventurous programming which often features first UK performances by leading composers as well as new commissions. Its first programme of 2018/19 opens with Per Nørgård’s Prelude to Breaking, which evokes the natural build up and breaking of waves. In contrast, Music while waiting/music while working is a more theatrical piece for four instrumentalists and three performers. Andrew Norman’s Try adds an energetic element to the concert, as the frantic work for 15 players is based on relentless perseverance. Owen Russell’s new piece is inspired by the flute solo from Ravel’s second Daphnis et Chloe Suite, with Anna Palko as soloist.
There is also a free lunchtime recital, at 1.30pm, by violinist Lucy Baker and pianist Jakob Fichert who present pieces by James Macmillan, Sally Beamish and Brett Dean:
£6; concessions £4; students £3