• Date and time: Wednesday 1 May 2024, 7.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Rymer Auditorium, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Tickets: £8; concessions £6; students £3, booking required

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The Chimera Ensemble is joined by the University Consort of Viols for a double bill of fascinating new works. Winner of this year’s Terry Holmes Performer-Composer Award, postgraduate student Daniel Saleeb’s piece O Dowland for Ben Maloney (Disklavier) and the University Consort of Viols (directed by Susanna Pell) explores melancholy in the music of the English Renaissance, alluding in its title to perhaps the most iconic melancholic composer from this period, John Dowland. The work employs the self-playing potential of the Disklavier in the context of a live performance to develop ideas of loss, absence and decay, focusing particularly on musical decoration of varying kinds.